This post is the fourth in a month-long series on the Miracle of Dunkirk, a call to all-in, bring-your-boat, daring and courageous orphan care inspired by the But If Not campaign of Sage Harvest Gourmet Jerky. Join the cause to stage the NEW greatest rescue mission in modern history — the Miracle in China.
That’s how long the Allied Forces and merchant marines and British boat-owning citizens and every kind of volunteer vessel captain took to evacuate more than 338,000 troops from the beaches of Dunkirk before German forces captured the beach port.
They didn’t have weeks. They didn’t have months. With advancing German forces, they didn’t have the luxury of time on their side.
The more than 700 to 800 British boat owners who mounted a flotilla of unconventional maritime vessels to SPEED to the beaches of Dunkirk had nine days before the more than 350,000 Allied Forces surrounded on that famous beach in France became casualties in what could have been one of the deadliest battles in World War II history.
But because these brave boat owners understood the urgency of the situation — because they saw the dire circumstances and said yes despite the danger — they changed the story ending for 338,000 troops who had no hope without their participation in these service members’ lives.
Like the British Admiralty who stared out onto the soldier-saturated beaches of Dunkirk and called for back-up and for help, we, too, are sounding the alert, because we, too, have a dire situation on our hands.
There are more than 600,000 orphan superheroes whose special needs are just superpowers in disguise now stranded on the beaches of China. Read More