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The True Story of Dunkirk, How a Nine-Year-Old Discovered a Stegomastodon, Strange Yellow "Sponges" Appear on French Beaches and More

The True Story of Dunkirk, How a Nine-Year-Old Discovered a Stegomastodon, Strange Yellow "Sponges" Appear on French Beaches and More

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Smithsonian Weekender    JULY 2017

The True Story of Dunkirk, As Told Through the Heroism of the “Medway Queen”

Retrofitted by the British Navy, the paddleboat saved 7,000 men over many dangerous trips across the Channel

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More than 300,000 Allied troops were rescued from the beaches of Dunkirk in 1940, with help from ships like the "Medway Queen." (Imperial War Museum)

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The Painstaking Process of Preserving a 400-Pound Blue Whale Heart

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