The boat lift of 500,000 on 9/11, an untold tale


A wonderful video that is moderated by Tom Hanks. Stop by Maggie’s Notebook for the full read.

It took 9 hours to rescue the 500,000 people trapped in lower Manhattan that day. It was the largest sea evacuation in history, larger than the 339,000 British and French soldiers rescued at Dunkirk in 1940.  Some might say that the 9/11 boatlift was not as great perhaps because the Allies at Dunkirk were encircled by the German Army, knew they were in a war,  and were rescued over a period of 9 days in 900 vessels which were much slower than those used 61 years later.  Yet the reality is that on 9/11 no one knew what was happening, and as one person explains in the video they thought that the boats in the waters of New York City might also be a target.  Anyone who remembers that day remembers that everyone thought that almost anything was possible – and that their town, their place of work, the nearest power plant, whatever, might be the next target.  Hence, it is not surprising that people were eager to leave the site and that the waterways were considered almost as dangerous.

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20 Responses to “The boat lift of 500,000 on 9/11, an untold tale”

  1. Always On Watch Says:

    I’ve seen this. Such a wonderful story! Good people, huh?

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  2. LadyRavenSDC Says:

    https://pumabydesign001.com/2016/09/11/ignoring-911-nyc-public-schools-closed-monday-for-muslim-holiday/

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Soon to celebrate the birthday of Osama Bin Laden.

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  3. LadyRavenSDC Says:

    Within an hour (or so) of Hillary having her “spell” she leaves her daughters place and is seen smiling and waving – all better now.
    Political hound that she is would she pull such a stunt? I put nothing past her.
    In the meantime – there is so much more to 9/11 than the average person will ever know.
    Worse – more than they want to know.

    https://mountainrepublic.net/2016/09/11/special-15th-anniversary-post-911-the-declassified-28-pages-building-7-and-more/

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks for the link. We will never know the full truth, that I am sure.

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      • LadyRavenSDC Says:

        We are much closer to knowing the truth. See the videos within the link.

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  4. geeez2014 Says:

    This story should be better known.;..our kids in school ought to see this kind of courage……..amazing video. THanks for posting it today.
    Meanwhile, Hillary has had some kind of health situation and was whisked off, some saying leaving a shoe behind;. no info past that, apparently.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I’m with you on the Z.. Yes, caught medical emergency.. This just might finish her race.

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    • the unit Says:

      She uttered “Stronger together” while being helped into the waiting van.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        LOL.. I see you have your sense of humor back unit.

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      • the unit Says:

        Slowly but Shirley…er, surely.

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      • geeez2014 Says:

        that’s FABULOUS!!

        I noticed just an hour or so ago on CNN that they showed video of her leaving in the black van but only should her standing there and cut it before she started to bob and weave….it was SO obvious what they’re doing.

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  5. Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup » Pirate's Cove Says:

    […] Bunkerville has an untold tale from 9/11 ( I had never heard this one before) […]

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  6. Just Simply Linda Says:

    (with tears)—thanks Bunkerville….I had forgotten about this. Wow….

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Yes, tears it is with this one…..

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      • Just Simply Linda Says:

        I think to be honest, watching the tributes and the films/media, and remembering 15 years later, tears will flow easy. I think the majority of folks have become pretty complacent…just saying ( and not trying to politicalize anything).

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      • bunkerville Says:

        I simply cannot imagine its been 15 years. And these so and so’s still roam the earth at will.

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  7. Rifleman III Says:

    Reblogged this on .

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks

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      • Rifleman III Says:

        You’re welcome.

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