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Coastguarddigest.com: BOATLIFT on 9/11: The evacuation from Lower Manhattan


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In a new mini-documentary narrated by Tom Hanks and commissioned for the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the ferryboat captains, coast guardsmen and civilian boaters relate the terror and heroism of that day of infamy.

The nine-hour boatlift rescued over 500,000 terrified civilians from the piers and seawalls of Lower Manhattan as the towers burned and collapsed around them. It was the largest sea evacuation in history, larger even than the storied evacuation of 339,000 British and French troops off the beaches of Dunkirk in 1940.

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Just watched this on CNN. A great story with a video included at the site linked. Moving stuff for sure.

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