The Dunkirk Spirit

The phrase refers to the spirit of the British public pulling together to overcome times of adversity. But its origins lie in the ‘little ships of Dunkirk’ that helped rescue over 338,000 allied troops who were stranded on the beaches of France in May 1940. This unique presentation tells the story from both the perspective of the men on the beach and those who risked their lives crossing the English Channel. We will learn more about Churchill’s high-risk strategy and listen to his famous ‘We Shall Fight on the Beaches’ speech.