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Audio slideshow: Rescue from Dunkirk

It is 70 years since a flotilla of nearly a thousand naval and civilian craft travelled across The English Channel to save more than 300,000 Allied troops from advancing German forces.

Using archive reports from BBC Radio - and personal testimony from some of those who were there - see how the famous 'Dunkirk spirit' brought the vast majority of those stranded back home.

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Includes BBC Radio archive and personal testimony of Dunkirk veterans and witnesses recorded in 1990.

Images courtesy: Getty Images and The Press Association. Music courtesy KPM Music and BBC archives.
Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 24 May 2010.


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