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Dunkirk

The History Behind the Major Motion Picture

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Dunkirk by Joshua Levine
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New York Times Bestseller 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, the Allies had been beaten back by the Nazis across France to the northern port of Dunkirk. In the ultimate race against time, more than 300,000 Allied soldiers were daringly evacuated across the Channel. This moment of German aggression was used by Winston Churchill as a call to Franklin Roosevelt to enter the war. Now, Joshua Levine, the film's official historian, explores the real lives of those soldiers, bombed and strafed on the beaches for days on end, without food or ammunition; the civilians whose boats were overloaded; the airmen who risked their lives to buy their companions on the ground precious time; and those who did not escape.

Author Biography

Joshua Levine has written six bestselling histories including titles in the hugely popular 'Forgotten Voices' series. 'Beauty and Atrocity', his account of the Irish Troubles, was nominated for the Writers' Guild Book of the Year award. 'On a Wing and a Prayer', his history of the pilots of the First World War, has been turned into a major British television documentary. He has written and presented a number of programmes for BBC Radio 4. In a previous life, he was a criminal barrister. He lives in London.
Release date NZ
June 27th, 2017
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Illustrations
Illustrations, unspecified
Imprint
William Morrow & Company
Pages
368
Dimensions
102x191x25
ISBN-13
9780062792143
Product ID
26805700

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