LETTER: Picnic in the dunes

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From Mr Kenneth Riley

Sir: I for one feel insulted by the remark about troops panicking on the beach at Dunkirk, in Robert Winder's article about Enid Blyton ("Noddy's off to Treasure Island", 18 November).

I was on that beach for several days and was one of the last to be evacuated. I saw no sign of panic, having traversed the beach from Bray dunes to Dunkirk itself. We picnicked in the sand dunes, but we did not panic.

Yours faithfully,

Kenneth Riley

London, E7