Unformatted text preview: knowledge of the classes’ content to fully understand. For example, it says that Stone “first sailed with the battlecruiser HMS Tiger” (8) and “served as Chief Stoker on the minesweeper HMS Salamander during the evacuation of Dunkirk” (9). Before reading the chapters and doing my own research, I had no idea what would have been meant by the battlecruiser and minesweeper, but with help from this class I now know what they are. Also, Stone participated in the evacuation of Dunkirk. In the book, the Battle of Dunkirk was important during the Second World War because Dunkirk is where the British and French retreated to along the English Channel (Coffin, 732), and were rescued by William Stone’s Naval fleet. This is very interesting to read because this article is actually about someone who participated in such an important event in history....
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2012 for the course HIST 102 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '08 term at College of the Canyons.
- Spring '08