Today is the 70th anniversary of the “Miracle of Dunkirk”. Almost 340,000 troops were rescued between May 27th and June 4th, 1940.
One of them was my father. According to him, he was directed to a small vessel, rather than to the Lancastria, a liner which was sunk with the loss of more than 3,000 lives when a Stuka dropped a bomb down a funnel, blowing the bottom out of the ship.
Had he been sent that way, he would likely have died, and my sister and I wouldn’t be here.
I really don’t know else what to say about this.