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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Dalton ... Narrator (voice)
Simon Russell Beale ... Winston Churchill
Clive Brunt ... Pte Alf Tombs
Phil Cornwell ... Harry Noakes
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Lt Jimmy Langley
Ricci Harnett ... Guardsman Desmond Thorogood
Nicholas Jones ... Maj Angus McCorquodale
Michael Legge ... LCpl Wilf Saunders
James Loye James Loye ... Sub Lt David Mellis RN
Kevin McNally ... Maj Gen Harold Alexander (as Kevin R. McNally)
Roland Manookian ... Frankie Osborne
Alex Noodle Alex Noodle ... Lukie Osborne
Adrian Rawlins ... Capt Bill Tennant RN
Rick Warden ... Maj Philip Newman RAMC
Ben Abell Ben Abell ... Cpl Gill
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A dramatized documentary about the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in May 1940.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 2004 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

(3 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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

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Featured in History Buffs: Dunkirk (2018) See more »

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Writing out of the Merchant Navy from Dunkirk?
21 July 2008 | by sceleratSee 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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