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Read recent articles and news, as well as view video from American Dunkirk coauthors James Kendra and Tricia Wachtendorf  

Recent News

  • Improvising Disaster, May 7, 2019 Delaware to the World, NY, NY 
  • The Mirage of Data, June 12, 2019 Uppsala, Sweden  
  • Disaster planning for near and distant future events: Implications for climate change adaptation, June 10, 2019 Uppsala, Sweden. 

The 9/11 Boatlift

American Dunkirk

The Waterborne Evacuation of Manhattan on 9/11

How an unplanned maritime response to the 9/11 disaster showed creativity, improvisation, and the power of community based resources. 

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