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When Britain’s Expeditionary Force limped home from Dunkirk on any and every British bottom that could be rallied—from destroyers, facing page, to pleasure boats—Churchill called for the building of ships to take them back on the attack. One such ship, the LSD, conceived by a Royal Navy captain, built in U. S. yards, remains, some 40 years later, a mainstay of the Free World’s amphibious forces.