I'd love to hear the song by The Battlefield Band, "The Fires of Calais" and "God Speed". [I wish someone would post them on You Tube!] Paul Gallico's story, "The Snow Goose is one of the most beautiful and moving stories ever written. It always brings tears to my eyes. A TV [I believe] film was made featuring one of my favorite actresses, Jenny Agutter, but doesn't seem to be available anywhere. If anyone knows of a way to get a VHS tape or DVD of that film, [The Snow Goose] please post the information! Many thanks. Jenny Agutter was a young girl at the time and her role as Frith was the beginning of her acting career.
I would dispute Don Meixner's incorrect assertion that the troops at Dunkirk were "abandoned" by the British government. The Royal Navy played a major role in the rescue and the government did everything it could. The government issued the call that was responded to so heroically by the civilian fishermen, ferryboat skippers and crews and yacht owners, because the large Navy ships could not reach the beaches due to shallow water and Dunkirk harbor was blocked by sunken ships.
Walter Lord, author of "A Night to Remember" about the sinking of the Titanic as well as "A Day of Infamy" [the attack on Pearl Harbor] and "Incredible Victory" [battle of Midway] among his many books, also wrote a detailed account entitled "The Miracle of Dunkirk," which should be "must" reading for anyone interested in the operation that Winston Churchill called "a miracle of deliverance."