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A dramatized documentary about the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in May 1940.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Dalton ... Narrator (voice)
Simon Russell Beale ... Winston Churchill
Clive Brunt ... Pte Alf Tombs
Phil Cornwell ... Harry Noakes
Benedict Cumberbatch ... Lt Jimmy Langley
Ricci Harnett ... Guardsman Desmond Thorogood
Nicholas Jones ... Maj Angus McCorquodale
Michael Legge ... LCpl Wilf Saunders
James Loye James Loye ... Sub Lt David Mellis RN
Kevin McNally ... Maj Gen Harold Alexander (as Kevin R. McNally)
Roland Manookian ... Frankie Osborne
Alex Noodle Alex Noodle ... Lukie Osborne
Adrian Rawlins ... Capt Bill Tennant RN
Rick Warden ... Maj Philip Newman RAMC
Ben Abell Ben Abell ... Cpl Gill
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A dramatized documentary about the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in May 1940.

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 2004 (UK) See more »

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Runtime:

(3 parts)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color
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Clement Attlee is played by his real-life grandson, Richard Attlee. See more »

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Although a major-general at the time, Alexander wears full general's rank insignia. See more »

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Way better than the 2017 Nolan artsy fartsy version
14 December 2017 | by boblin2-1See all my reviews

I watched this dramatization some years back and thought it did an excellent job of telling the real-life story, capturing the desperation of the retreat, case in point, only smoke bombs for one group of soldiers tasked with holding back the German tanks!

Buy it on Blu-ray or DVD if you can find it. Perhaps its also downloadable. Its well worth the time spent watching it.

After watching this re-enactment, I found Nolan's 2017 Dunkirk to be an utter disappointment. It greatly saddened me to see how the Dunkirk story could be so badly told, and more so when I read reviews about how it gives you a sense of what war is like - rubbish. These people really should watch the 2004 Dunkirk dramatization and Saving Private Ryan, and I'd also recommend Schindler's List.


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