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To what event in World War 2 is James Keelaghen referring to in the song 'Fires of Calais'?

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10/25/2007

He is referring to the Battle Of Dunkirk where the British and French forces were pushed back to the coast and were being shelled by the Germans. The British sent everything that could float, including many fishing boats, to evacuate the army in hopes of having something left to invade with later.