On 3rd June 1940 the evacuation of 338,000 British troops from Dunkirk was completed.
The return to Dunkirk on 4th June removed 26,000 French troops just on that last day too.
The hundreds of Little Ships saved the army from total defeat - risking drowning and gunfire over days.
And all sailed from Ramsgate.
The archetypal example of the public sector failing and the public having to step forward and do it for them.
But this year’s anniversary?
Sunk without a trace.
The 70th anniversary of D-Day and Operation Fortitude tomorrow? Another of Kent’s finest hours.
Stuck in the mud.
We seem to have the complete collapse of tourism activity in East Kent now.
And the graves are not kept clean.
Ground Zero. Year Zero.
Time for Change.