Bigger than Dunkirk? Not worthy of mentioning.
WMDs in Iraq? Fictional, but front page.
I've never heard this story, either, although when I was last at Liberty Landing Marina in NJ across from Battery
Park, I actually thought about how freakin' close the Twin Towers fires must have seemed and how fast you could do a round-trip across the river, even in a sailboat and even against the tide.
Thanks for posting
this. It's amazing and disturbing it isn't better known. I remember quite well the scenes of dusty office workers going out of Manhattan via the main bridges on foot (sometimes without shoes).