The “Miracle of Dunkirk” as Churchill called it, is one of the mythic moments of the Second World War. Utterly surrounded on land by the German Wehrmacht, besieged from the air by the Luftwaffe, and threatened at sea by German u-boats, more than 330,000 British, French and other Allied troops were trapped on the beach of Dunkirk. The event lasted from May 26 to June 4 1940. It was in many ways the lowest point of the Allied efforts in Western Europe, and there were only two possible outcomes: escape or annihilation. Miraculously most of the Allied forces escaped.
Although I have not seen Christopher Nolan’s recent movie about this event, many critics have praised the film (although there was one idiot who complained that there were not enough “people of color” in the film). I plan on seeing it though.
Now, 77 years after this great moment, the question needs to be asked: was it worth it? This question was recently raised in an article by Peter Brimelow.
Why, after so much death and destruction, after so much pain and sacrifice defeating Nazi Germany, has Western Europe, and in particular Britain, allowed itself to be invaded by Third World peoples? This is the most stunningly incomprehensible event in post-WWII history. As Brimelow relates in his article, even twenty years ago when the effects of mass immigration were beginning to be felt in Britain, many of the surviving veterans of the Second World War, and Dunkirk in particular, said that such an event, in the light of the modern invasion, was NOT worth the sacrifice.
The Second World War was essentially about one group of Germanic peoples (Nazi Germany), fighting another group of Germanic-Celtic-Latin peoples, the French and British. Even when you throw the Poles and Soviet Russia in the mix, which are Slavic peoples, you are still have basically one common racial and cultural group fighting itself. Even the United States was still at that time mostly a country of people’s who race and culture where originally European. The carnage of what was really a mass civil war among Germanic-Celtic-Latin-Slavic peoples was unspeakable.
And today we must ask what was it for? So that Europe and the United States can be overrun by the detritus from the Third World? So that Islam can overrun Europe?
The future of Europe is quite uncertain.