On a series of crises

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It is customary to look upon Dunkirk as a series of days. Actually, it should be regarded as a series of crises. Each crisis was solved, only to be replaced by another, with the pattern repeated again and again. It was the collective refusal of men to be discouraged by this relentless sequence that is important.

——The miracle of dunkirk by Walter Lord
« untroubled mind to sensitive body