"Eventually we got down to the beach at Dunkirk and there were blokes lying all over who'd been killed. You were such an easy target. There was such a concentration of fire by the enemy and we were so tightly packed that they couldn't really miss. We built a trench, but with no ships to take us off we stayed there for three days, while they were bombing and shelling." Sergeant Harry Garrett, Royal Artillery The "little ships" A number of the small craft, pleasure yachts, and dinghies that helped evacuate the BEF at Dunkirk, 1940.