Dunkirk remembered
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Veteran recalls horror of Dunkirk

Tempted by the offer of £5 a year and a new pair of boots, Garth Wright joined the Territorial Army in 1939.

A few months later, aged just 20, he found himself trapped on a French beach, the English Channel at his back, the German army closing in on all sides.

Mr Wright was just one of more than 300,000 men who were rescued from Dunkirk from 27 May to 4 June 1940.

A Hollywood film documenting the evacuation will be released on 21 July.

  • 12 Jul 2017
  • From the section Devon