Dunkirk, a movie about an important stage in the Second World War

Dunkirk by director Christopher Nolan was released on July 19 and the movie tells the exciting story of Operation Dynamo. In May 1940, at the beginning of the Second World War, some 400,000 British, Canadian, French and Belgian soldiers are trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk and surrounded by German troops. Operation Dynamo (running from May 26 till June 3, 1940) is to set the allied soldiers free.

Dunkirk is a movie about war, hope and survival.

The War Heritage Institute salutes this initiative that makes the public reflect on the soldiers and the civilians who defended democracy against Nazi barbarism and who fought for peace and liberty in Europe and in the world.

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