The director of The Dark Knight, Memento and Batman Begins, Christopher Nolan, is back with another amazing looking movie called “Dunkirk.”
“Dunkirk” tells the story of the Dunkirk evacuation, also known as the Miracle of Dunkirk during World War II where allied soldiers were surrounded by German forces during the Battle of France.
In order to survive, British Expeditionary Force General John Vereker said the best course of action to take was to withdraw to Dunkirk and evacuate along the English Channel. The battle and evacuation lasted from May 26 to June 4. More than 338,000 soldiers were rescued over the course of the eight days of evacuation.
More than 68,000 BEF troops were lost during the French campaign and they had to abandon almost all of their equipment and tanks. Then-British Prime Minister Winston Churchill called the campaign “a colossal military disaster,” but also a “miracle.”
The movie is set to come out in summer 2017.