: Yet , I have not seen the film and dont' know
: if there is some amphasis . But about the
: French back line of protection to fight more
: hardly than it is said to allow the British
: forces to evacuate aboard ships on the beach
: it reduced finally at Dunkirk harbor and
: Malo (the connected beach small enough at
: the end) I can say that it is true . The
: French defence was programmed from Lille the
: big town inland where the British and French
: soldiers reflucted and were concentrated
: before Dunkirk on sea side to manage a
: corridor free of Germans them by the way
: taking place on west and east of the
: corridor and losing men front the French
: resistance . Dont forget that this is the
: British releasing first more numerous
: evacuation ships , so , it was ordered to
: the Brits to evacuate first before the
: French . This is later that the French
: evacuate with their arrived own ships . You
: get now why it was not devolued to Brits to
: fight Germans neither on the corridor nor on
: the beaches were it wasn't their purpose .
: I add the French defence back line lost a
: lot of men in the fight and so late ordered
: to evacuate last ones that there were no
: more available ships , all gone , that most
: of them were taken prisoners . I think 90
: 000 ....
: --Previous Message--
: It was enjoyable to watch if you knew the
: history. If not, then you might have thought
: that the evacuation took place in one day.
: They kept flipping from day to night back to
: the same day. Very strange. There was little
: character development. You see the RN
: captain and no explanation as to what he is
: doing. Little credit is given to the French
: who held the line for the British to escape.
: But even with these flaws I would recommend
: this film.
: --Previous Message--
: I recommend seeing the film. It was
: interesting and in general well done. Not
: the Oscar contender it's been hailed as
: being, however. Major disappointment: The
: use of the ex-French Navy DD Maille-Brez
: (currrently a museum ship) as a stand in for
: WWII RN DDs. IMHO, I'd have rather them
: used computer graphics for the ships - more
: realistic than the "real" things.
: The a/c were both real and nice. Wrong
: variant of Spitfire for this early in the
: war, but hey.... They didn't ever do
: close-ups of the He-111 or Me-109s, and I'll
: bet they were actually the postwar-built
: Spanish variants, but from a distance they
: looked great.
: All in all.... talk about a diorama project
: one would only want to do in small scale....
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