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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A Very Good Drama-Documentary
27 May 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Having recently watched this again, for a third time, I must strongly disagree with a previous reviewer who described this as meretricious rubbish.

It's true, some of the camera work was a little intrusive, and sometimes the music also got in the way, but these are minor irritations. On the whole, I thought the filmmakers told the story very well. Bearing in mind that at the time the incidents displayed were over over sixty years old, it must have been very difficult to tell the stories of so many men - from the government down to a private on the ground - with complete balance and historical accuracy, but overall I found everything very believable. The acting was top notch, with some well known faces, and Timothy Dalton's narration was also top drawer.

I would recommend this series wholeheartedly.


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