Last week, film director Christopher Nolan’s movie Dunkirk opened in theaters across the U.S. The film tells the true story of Operation Dynamo, a heroic effort to save Allied troops who were stranded on a beach in France and surrounded by the German army during World War II. It is truly a compelling real-life story.
Here are five facts about the “Miracle of Dunkirk,” the biggest evacuation in military history.
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