In an amazing tale of bravery and courage, Tom Hanks narrates the story of a boatlift that rescued half a million people from the piers of Lower Manhattan. As the World Trade Centers burned nearby, people ran down to the water’s edge only to discover there was, in fact, no way to get off the island. When the US Coast Guard made the call to all boats in the area to come evacuate people, the largest sea evacuation in history was put into action. Watch this inspiring story of the captains who put their lives in danger to help those trapped on the island.
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