To hell, then home again--one boy's story of the evacuation at Dunkirk during World War II "We're nearer hell than home now Charlie," the great man said, as we looked to the huge pillars of smoke, that spiraled above the beaches.
We were there to save the soldiers; little did I know that soon I would need rescuing myself from the Demons of Dunkirk. Charlie's mother and father work at a Spitfire factory in the fishing port of Hamble.
After a run-in with a brutal instructor on the naval training ship Mercury, the teenager finds himself on the run from the British navy.
His father hooks him up with William--the Captain of a fishing boat called the White Feather.
A few days later, the pair find themselves caught up in the most heroic retreat of World War II--the Dunkirk evacuation.