IT MUST BE WINTER IN THE UK: FIRST HEAVY SNOWFALL, AND DUNKIRK-SPIRIT INVOKED BY MEDIA December 2, 2010Posted by feedthemoon in Uncategorized.
‘More than 200 hundred people are inside the building behind me’ -thus spake the BBC reporter in her pink overcoat, ‘I talked to one family who have been waiting for their flight for over 24 hours. They are amusing themselves by playing cards over a bottle of wine. It’s the kind of Dunkirk spirit we’ve come to expect’.
Yes, it must be irritating having your holiday delayed; and boring too. But to the best of my knowledge the building is centrally-heated, and I’m guessing wine and cards isn’t too much of a hardship really. So does this stoic family really bear comparison with the amateur sailors who launched their flotilla of tiny boats 70 years ago, sailing and re-sailing the channel in order to rescue hundreds of thousands of troops under days of intense aerial and naval bombardment?