This Day in History Entry #278

June 4th, 2014 by Wordsman

At first ready to soil their pants
By the end they could not help but dance
Free to fight one more day
“On the beaches,” he’d say
Once they’d gotten the hell out of France

Event: The evacuation of Allied forces from Dunkirk is completed
Year: 1940
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  1. A Fan Says:

    A little crude in the first line, but I suppose it IS a limerick, after all. Churchill said (or someone said that he said) that “wars are not won by retreats.” But they can be lost by failing to retreat. Also, cool portions of “Mrs. Miniver” and one of the better “Foyle’s War” episodes deal with the “Mosquito Armada.”

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