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Were RMS Lancastria survivors strafed?

The bombing and sinking of RMS Lancastria popped up in the "on this day" Wikipedia feed. RMS Lancastria In the article there is this paragraph: When German aircraft began strafing survivors in ...
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Dunkirk Little ship requisition documents

I would like to know what authorisation, if any, the ministry of shipping or the navy carried with them when commandeering the “Little Ships”. When the official presented themselves to the owner of a ...
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Were “Little Ship” owners and crew compensated for evacuating Dunkirk?

Were Little Boat owners and civilian crew given monetary incentives or compensation beforehand and afterward. This is not to question their bravery and selflessness. It is to provide historical ...