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Dunkirk the history behind the major motion picture

by Levine, Joshua, 1970-

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Summary

New York Times Bestseller

The epic true story of Dunkirk--now a major motion picture, written and directed by Christopher Nolan, and starring Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, and Mark Rylance

In 1940, the Allies had been beaten back by the Nazis across France to the northern port of Dunkirk. In the ultimate race against time, more than 300,000 Allied soldiers were daringly evacuated across the Channel. This moment of German aggression was used by Winston Churchill as a call to Franklin Roosevelt to enter the war. Now, Joshua Levine, the film's official historian, explores the real lives of those soldiers, bombed and strafed on the beaches for days on end, without food or ammunition; the civilians whose boats were overloaded; the airmen who risked their lives to buy their companions on the ground precious time; and those who did not escape.

Contents
On 26th May 1940, the British Admiralty launched Operation Dynamo. This famous rescue mission sent every available vessel to Dunkirk. Of the 850 ships that sailed, 235 were sunk by German aircraft or mines, but over 338,000 troops were safely rescued. This book presents the words of both the rescued and the rescuers.
Additional Information
Subjects Dunkirk, Battle of, Dunkerque, France, 1940.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, British.
Electronic books.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :HarperCollins2017.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 347-354).
ISBN 9780062740311
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