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Little Ships, Large Loaves - Ramsgate and Dunkirk Talk

Ramsgate Tunnels welcomes our very own historian Isaac Naylor on the anniversary of the Dunkirk Evacuations to deliver a talk about Ramsgate's role in this historic event.
Between 26th May and 4th June, Ramsgate found itself at the centre of one of the 'epics' of the Second World War: the evacuation of Dunkirk.

This fully illustrated talk tells the story, built around the testimony of those present, of how service personnel and civilians worked side by side to bring about the safe return and care of some 41,327 Allied soldiers who returned to safety at Ramsgate, ready to fight another day. From the tireless efforts of harbour mechanics to those whose hands blistered from cutting bread to make sandwiches to help feed the weary, the town appeared inspired by the occasion, everyone keen to play their part.

The selfless actions and heroism of those involved embodied the spirit of resilience and collective effort in the face of adversity, which gave the nation a renewed sense of purpose to fight on. They would also cement the legacy of Dunkirk into Britain's national consciousness as we continue to remember events 84 years into the future.



Sunday 26 May 2024


2:30 PM - 3:50 PM


01843 588123




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