The first teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan‘s Dunkirk consisted of only a few shots, with one stand out in particular: a group of British soldiers looking skyward as the sounds of German planes grew louder and louder. It was a teaser in every sense of the word, existing merely to announce the film’s presence to general audiences. The newly arrived trailer (which arrives shortly after the first poster) for this World War II drama offers a bit more than that, offering a better look at what we can expect from movie.
A tragic historical event from WWII that is close to me.
Part of my family is from Dunkirk (the northernmost city in France) and I spent a large part of my childhood there.
We played, ran, swam on those long sandy beaches.
Every time we went there, we thought about WWII and that event.
You can still find ammo cases, British coat buttons, shovels… and even unexploded ordinances from that event even after many decades.
Why didn’t the Germans fully exterminate the French and British soldiers in the end?
Some say it was part of this old military tradition to allow retreat for the defeated and humiliated opponent, as, back then, a lot of the German officers were still mostly part of the old German nobility lineage.
Some say they decided instead to keep rushing toward Paris…