“Hope is a weapon. Survival is victory.”
White knuckled, heart racing and teeth clenched, this movie engulfed me entirely, and I was only ten minutes into it.
For those who need to brush up on their history, the miracle at Dunkirk is simple: When 400,000 men couldn’t get home, home came for them.
The evacuation occured during the Battle of France in WWII when Germany cut off and surrounded a vast number of British, French, Belgian and Canadian soldiers. The evacuation took eight days, with a total of 338,226 soldiers being rescued by a fleet of 800 boats, including 39 British destroyers.
But, before you go into this movie with preconceived notions, I’ve laid out some points to consider that are worth knowing pre-viewing.