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Alex Holmes

Dunkirk

Hay Festival 2004, 
Exactly this week, sixty-four years ago, in the third week of Churchill's Prime-Ministership, Operation Dynamo effected the rescue of 338,000 troops from the beaches of Dunkirk. The director of the acclaimed three-part drama-documentary film built his story from veteran's testimony, letters, and previously unseen official archives, and created an epic masterpiece.