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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what a disaster
29 August 2005 | by (london) – See all my reviews

BBC have decided to show this abysmal effort again.The kindest thing that they could have done is dumped the whole mess in the Channel and forgotten about it.I do not know what possessed them to allow this to be transmitted in its present form.I do not recall a programme where the camera work and "music" was so distracting that it detracted so much from the subject.All i was thinking was why such a ridiculous camera angle was being used.Or wont that dreadful "Music" stop so that we can hear what is being said.The idea of incorporating black and white newsreels with colour footage went out with zero budget war films in the 60s.As far as i am concerned "Dunkirk" made by Michael Balcon and starring John Mills is far better in every respect.I just hope that the person who commissioned this meretricious rubbish is never allowed near the schedules again.


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