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Eighty years on: lessons from D-Day for ‘broken Britain’ today

As this nation commemorates the 80th anniversary of D-Day on 6 June, let us remember that there would have been no D-Day, without God’s deliverance at the time of the Dunkirk evacuation four years earlier. Shamefully today, neither church nor nation gives much thought to this miracle of deliverance.

John Williams

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An iconic shot by photographer and war correspondent Walter Rosenblum, who was there at Normandy on 6 June, 1944

It was on 26 May 1940 that a National Day of Prayer was called by King George VI at the time of the Dunkirk crisis. 350,000 Allied troops were trapped across the Channel by the advancing German army and if they weren’t rescued, then the UK would have been invaded. Britain was on the verge of total defeat and panic was beginning to set in.