Thread: Dunkirk
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Old 31st July 2017, 23:40
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Re: Dunkirk

As entertainment the movie is a good watch. As an historical representation it seems to suggest the Royal Nayy committed a couple of destroyers, there were about 20 'little ships', the Royal Air Force committed three Spitfires and one Blenheim, there were about 200 men waiting on the beaches and the Luftwaffe turned up with three or four Me 109s and two or three Heinkel 111s and three or four Junkers 87s. The empty beaches were very evident in the movie so where were the hundreds of thousands of waiting soldiers? I can accept that the movie focused on specific characters but there was no sense of the scale of events. As someone keen on this period the movie came across as having a low budget and low commitment to conveying the real story. Rather disappointing given the promotion it received.
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