Summary

The epic true story of Dunkirk - now a major motion picture, written and directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy and Mark Rylance.
In 1940, at the French port of Dunkirk, more than 300,000 trapped Allied troops were dramatically rescued from destruction at the hands of Nazi Germany by an extraordinary seaborne evacuation. The true history of the soldiers, sailors, airmen and civilians involved in the nine-day skirmish has passed into legend. Now the story Winston Churchill described as a 'miracle' is narrated by best-selling author Joshua Levine in its full sweeping context, including new interviews with veterans and survivors.
Told from the viewpoints of land, sea and air, Joshua Levine's Dunkirk is a dramatic account of a defeat that paved the way to ultimate victory and preserved liberty for generations to come.
©2017 Joshua Levine; Copyright © 2017 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers
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Critic reviews

"Joshua Levine has a natural gift for narrative description." ( Daily Express)
"Fascinating and thoroughly entertaining." ( Observer)
"A first-class portrait of a traumatic and tragic time." ( Sunday Telegraph)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Jim__Leeder on 22-07-17

Excellent

This book combines the evidence based history of the Dunkirk evacuation with a commentary on how it was turned into a film. Many detailed individual stories are included in the overall story of improvisation, muddle, perseverance and courage.

Like the film, this book is about the human stories. The style of writing and tone of reading are light. This makes it an interesting and absorbing read.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Stanley Hopea on 05-08-17

Informative and captivating

Joshua Levine's detailed account of Operation Dynamo (the Dunkirk evacuation) is a great accompaniment to Christopher Nolan's outstanding film. I enjoyed the interview with the Director at the start, along with the discussion of how the film was made at the end.

Levine also takes you through the events that led up to the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force, along with informative accounts from the land, sea and air.

Helpful background to the experiences seen in the film. A captivating history lesson in events that shaped the free world.

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