Is it my age or what! I was furious at the French hijacking of this event - what had it to do with them in fact? Even the memorial states words to the effect of "to the memory of the glorious airmen, sailors and soldiers of the French Army ?? eh?? and as an afterthought "and allies" " Maybe my memory of history is flawed but whose army was it at Dunkirk?? There seemed to be no British military presence nor flags - they were all French ; apart from a handful of Brit vets! Incidently how many French divisions does it take to defend Paris? Answer; nobody knows it's never been done!!