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Yesterday, I took G/Son to see the WonderWoman movie.  Before the movie started, we got, of course, about 15 minutes of previews.  One of the previews was for Dunkirk, a movie with the motto:  “When 400,000 men couldn’t get home, home came for them.”  The movie tells the story of how, when German military maneuvers left British and French troops, stranded on the northern coast of France, England mobilized an evacuation force that included many small fishing and pleasure boats.  There were serious losses, but Dunkirk is remembered mainly for the rescues.  Wikipedia notes that: “The last of the British Army left on 3 June, and at 10:50, Tennant signalled Ramsay to say ‘Operation completed. Returning to Dover.’  However, Churchill insisted on coming back for the French, so the Royal Navy returned on 4 June in an attempt to rescue as many as possible of the French rearguard. Over 26,000…

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