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    are off the chart. Opening tomorrow. Oscar buzz. At the time, worst defeat in British army history. Another dismal news 1940 for the British public. Turns out the evacuation of 300,000 troops to fight another day was a godsend in defeating Germany. Surprised nobody has made a major movie about this before.

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    I heard it sucked... just like you.

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    • #3
      leave it to the brits to teach the french how to be proper surrender monkeys

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        I'm an Army veteran and I went into the military because I was a patriotic American....but things have changed since then and now I've come to realize the WRONG SIDE WON!

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        • #5
          There really is no limit to your idiocy.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by WTexasCrude View Post
            are off the chart. Opening tomorrow. Oscar buzz. At the time, worst defeat in British army history. Another dismal news 1940 for the British public. Turns out the evacuation of 300,000 troops to fight another day was a godsend in defeating Germany. Surprised nobody has made a major movie about this before.
            I'm skeptical that a war movie will do well in the Summer market, regardless of how good the promoters say it is.

            Originally posted by Wisconsin Kid View Post
            I'm an Army veteran and I went into the military because I was a patriotic American....but things have changed since then and now I've come to realize the WRONG SIDE WON!
            More accurately, the USA should have never involved itself in the conflict.

            Germany considered Great Britain a natural ally, NOT an adversary... It was the UK's Prime Minister, Neville Chamberlain who caused Great Britain to declare war on Germany, a war that neither Britons nor Germans wanted, when he drew a 'red-line' against Hitler's land grab in Poland, Germany's attempt to reclaim Prussia, an ultimatum that never served the best interests of the British Empire...

            After war was declared and Chamberlain was forced to resign as Prime Minister because of it, his successor, Winston Churchill, was instrumental in persuading FDR to come to the aid of the perilously out-gunned, out-manned British...

            After World War I, fully 80+% of the US citizenry did NOT want to get involved in another land war in Europe, but FDR, fearing he would have to eventually face Hitler alone if he didn't, and with great assistance from the jewish media, systemically deceived and mislead the US citizenry until the armaments FDR was providing to Great Britain caused the US to enter into another full-scale world war in Europe when German U-boats began torpedoing US, Britain-bound armaments shipping in the north Atlantic.

            As it so happened of course, the USA would never have had to face Hitler alone, because soon after FDR's death, the USA developed the atomic bomb, ensuring the US would prevail in any war with Germany.

            "Jewish leaders" and their print media in the USA were very instrumental in pressuring FDR to enter World War II on behalf of the jews in Germany. THEIR leaders and FDR's jewish advisers' insistence, and Winston Churchill's insistence (after Neville Chamberlain got the UK in over-their-head by declaring war on Germany when Hitler invaded Poland), is another reason WHY FDR engineered the USA's entry into another land war in Europe even though 80+% of the US citizenry was OPPOSED to another land war in Europe so soon after WWI.

            America had NO interests involving itself in another land war in Europe...

            There was a great deal of sympathy in the USA for what Germany was trying to accomplish, but of course it's Fuhrer pushed the whole thing over a cliff with his unrealistic impatience, i.e. his obsession that the Reich be realized in his lifetime.

            ... and as they say, "The rest is history", and the USA citizenry is only now slowly opening its eyes to WHY Germany despised the jews.
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            March Madness, 1939 - (April 6th, 2009)

            How the West Lost the World - (May 24, 2008)
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            • #7
              One of the last righteous wars the U.S. has been involved in. I disagree with the two Hitler Jugend above. Bet they accumulated lots of demerit badges in their youths.

              There's absolutely no doubt we needed to be involved, the only question is whether we should have gotten in sooner. But we were very isolationist, and stinging from WWI and the Depression.


              P.S. And eventually the Japanese made it a non-decision by starting war. WE didn't declare war on Germany, they declared it on us as Japan's ally.

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              • #8
                Apparently the movie depicts a lot of involvement by the British air force, which wasn't the case. The folks at Dunkirk and the boats/ships suffered a lot of German strafing and bombing.

                Britain decided to hold back their air forces, knowing that the Battle of Britain was soon to begin. It turned out to be a wise decision.

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                • #9
                  Just go back to WW1, that shit fest was basically a stalemate quagmire in the trenches and may have petered out, but Woodrow Wilson decided to send in the troops and the resulting German defeat and the insane conditions of the treaty that drove Germany to the absolute brink thus causing the perfect environment for the rise of Hitler

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by hamcannon View Post
                    Just go back to WW1, that shit fest was basically a stalemate quagmire in the trenches and may have petered out, but Woodrow Wilson decided to send in the troops and the resulting German defeat and the insane conditions of the treaty that drove Germany to the absolute brink thus causing the perfect environment for the rise of Hitler
                    And Wilson was well aware that the conditions of German surrender that Britain and France insisted on could cause another war, and tried to set up an early version of the United Nations to help prevent it.

                    Unfortunately, he had a stroke and couldn't fight for his idea (or a more lenient treaty) as rigorously as he needed to.

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                    • #11
                      A French General predicted there would be another war in 20 years because of the way WW1 ended. He was wrong by something like 64 days.
                      The problem wasn't the negotiated settlement, the problem was that Germany didn't lose on the battlefield. German troops returned to parades which made it very easy for propagandists to declare that the German leadership was the cause of all the punishment, not the common soldier who didn't lose. That turned out to be one of the early ways Hitler and the National Socialists gathered support from the common people.

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                      • #12
                        Saw yesterday at 6PM. Excellent movie. Theater was sold out. Best war movie I've seen in several seasons. I'll be very surprised if it doesn't get best picture Oscar nomination. I'll also be surprised if it wins. The attention to detail (editing, camera, sound, design) is really amazing.

                        Originally posted by FSchmertz View Post
                        Apparently the movie depicts a lot of involvement by the British air force, which wasn't the case. The folks at Dunkirk and the boats/ships suffered a lot of German strafing and bombing.

                        Britain decided to hold back their air forces, knowing that the Battle of Britain was soon to begin. It turned out to be a wise decision.
                        The movie depicts very little involvement by the British air force. A rag tag group of pilots flying on fumes trying desperately and unsuccessfully to keep the German planes from the ships. For every German plane shot down there were four more completing their bombing mission. Someone even commented in the movie and was told the air force is not coming.

                        From what I know of Dunkirk it was fairly historically acurate but told solely from the English perspective. The French narrative of events was completely ignored.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Pemba View Post
                          Saw yesterday at 6PM. Excellent movie. Theater was sold out. Best war movie I've seen in several seasons. I'll be very surprised if it doesn't get best picture Oscar nomination. I'll also be surprised if it wins. The attention to detail (editing, camera, sound, design) is really amazing.



                          The movie depicts very little involvement by the British air force. A rag tag group of pilots flying on fumes trying desperately and unsuccessfully to keep the German planes from the ships. For every German plane shot down there were four more completing their bombing mission. Someone even commented in the movie and was told the air force is not coming.

                          From what I know of Dunkirk it was fairly historically acurate but told solely from the English perspective. The French narrative of events was completely ignored.
                          Well, thank's for the update on the movie. I think it's going to rock the box office over the next month. After work today, I went to look at the review on USA Today. I've come to despise USAT for the last few years since they have become just another Soros spewing MSM rag. But their movie reviews have always been top notch. So, I open the review and notice on the left there are 209 comments (now 293) on the story. I'm like "209 comments on a movie review"? Avoid the comments and start reading the review. Glowing. "Masterful", etc. Then get 2/3 down and there is the SJW mentality being mandated by upper management (and the reason for almost all the comments) and another death for a proud tradition at USAT. And I quote "And the fact that there are only a couple of women and no lead actors of color may rub some the wrong way". WTH? It's Dunkirk.

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                          • #14
                            Hurry and see. USAT is already trying to "bury" it. Go to USA Today website. 1/3 down is the "life" section. Click that and find the "review", Not the "how historically accurate is it". Read that and view the now 300 comments. Highly entertaining rebuke of USAT and brutal.

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                            • #15
                              USA said it was pretty good but it lacked any significant roles for women and there were no leading actors of color.

                              So the movie must be banned for not being politically correct.

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