The British Expeditionary Force had to abandon their tanks, vehicles, and other equipment, and lost 68,000 soldiers during the French campaign.
How many of those men who signed Harry's Christmas Day menu
might well have perished in that operation?
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My mother related how Harry arrived back home from Dunkirk still in the uniform in which he entered the sea to be rescued. Harry never talked about his wartime experiences, but seeing commemoration services or documentaries on TV could bring tears to his eyes, so the memories remained very strong - and that flimsy bit of signed paper, kept for over 60 years, was a potent symbol of his Christmas Day, 1939.