September 20, 2018

The biggest water evacuation in history (500,000 people in 9 hours) wasn’t Dunkirk — it was Manhattan

Tom Hanks narrates the epic story of the 9/11 boatlift that evacuated half a million people from the stricken piers and seawalls of Lower Manhattan...


  1. Ok, this is quite a dumb headline, and the two events are not comparable in any form.

  2. This is the first time I have been made aware of this history. Thank you for publishing this.

  3. I doubt the truth of this story. I have a friend who was living in New Jersey directly across from Manhattan on that day. She watched from her office window as the second jet hit the Twin Towers that day. When she got home that evening, they'd been told to expect lots of bodies coming over to their harbor & docks. She went down there to help as she has medical training & figured she could help. There were no boats, no bodies, living or dead--nothing. All was quiet across from Manhattan. Not sure when this supposedly happened that day, but it was definitely all over by late afternoon!