A dramatised documentary about the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in May 1940.

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Pte Alf Tombs
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Harry Noakes
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Lt Jimmy Langley
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Guardsman Desmond Thorogood
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Maj Angus McCorquodale
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LCpl Wilf Saunders
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Sub Lt David Mellis RN
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Maj Gen Harold Alexander (as Kevin R. McNally)
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Frankie Osborne
Alex Noodle ...
Lukie Osborne
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Capt Bill Tennant RN
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Maj Philip Newman RAMC
Ben Abell ...
Cpl Gill
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A dramatised documentary about the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in May 1940.

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Clement Attlee is played by his real life grandson, Richard Attlee. See more »

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Although a major-general at the time, Alexander wears full general's rank insignia. See more »

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Writing out of the Merchant Navy from Dunkirk?
21 July 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Curious programme as it seems to almost deliberately and consciously write the Merchant Navy out of the evacuation of the BEF from Dunkirk. Even when what is clearly a Merchant ship is being attacked by Stukas, in contemporary black and white film, the narrator refers to Royal Navy destroyers! When Merchant ships are referred to they are almost invariably called personnel ships or supply ships, almost never Merchant ships. The only actual reference to a Merchant ship is where one is on fire and a group of Royal Navy people go onboard to fight the fire. Even then there don't seem to be any Merchant Navy people present. Is this a deliberate omission, or one based on ignorance?


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