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To W&M, via World War II and Dunkirk

As strange as it sounds, without the Battle of Dunkirk, now the subject of a bestselling book and major movie, and the successful evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force and other Allied forces from France to Britain during the World War II, there wouldn’t be a Reves Center of International Studies at the College of William and Mary

The reason is that Emery Reves, whose widow, Wendy, endowed the Reves Center for International Studies, would have been captured and likely executed by the Nazis. .

After all, he was the founder and president of the Cooperation Press Service, an international news agency. Through it, Reves provided outlets to 120 of Europe’s leading...