Colorized Photos Bring the Real Dunkirk Evacuation to Life

Posted by Jean-Yves on Jul 24, 2017

The World War II evacuation of Dunkirk — the subject of Christopher Nolan’s critically-acclaimed new film — remains a memorable moment in European and world history, largely for the fact that civilians successfully helped rescue members of the British armed forces when they were nearly trapped by Nazi forces in May of 1940. Only 30,000 to 45,000 were expected to be rescued, but more than 300,000 troops were able to get off the beach.

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