Dunkirk was a marvelous demonstration of how the mass of Englishmen can be tough
when the going is rough. Stupid politicians like Chamberlin had done so little to keep
Britain strong that Hitler had enormous advantages early in the war, and had troops
admirably trained, with advanced technology, and had gone through the Belgian defenses
with unanticipated ease, trapping a large British force. But thousands of amateur English
civilian week-end sailors rescued their soldiers in an exploit as fine as any in history.
Dunkirk is more a testimonial to their bravery and abillity than it is to politicians' stupidity.