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In video: Dunkirk survivor relives ‘hell on earth’

He was serving with the Royal Artillery in Lille, as part of the British Expeditionary Force.

One of the last surviving Dunkirk veterans has described how the spirit of the evacuation was “like a phoenix rising from the ashes”.

Garth Wright, 97, from Plymouth, Devon, was just 20 when he was sent to northern France within weeks of war being declared in 1939.

He was serving with the Royal Artillery in Lille, as part of the British Expeditionary Force, when they were pushed back to Dunkirk.

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