For those of you who don’t know, the Evacuation of Dunkirk was one of the turning points of World War II. After running through France, Hitler had Allied forces completely surrounded at a town called Dunkirk. He could have wiped all 300,000 of them out, and probably left the Allies unable to fight for some time. Instead, he ordered his forces to rest.
During that brief window, the British mobilized every ship they had, including a great number of civilian craft, and managed to remove all the troops from the shores of France to the safety of England.
Now, Christopher Nolan is making a movie about it. I bet it’ll be good.
Of course, it stars Tom Hardy. It also apparently stars Harry Styles.
It won’t be out until next July, though.
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