By: Caitlin Elam
The Battle of Dunkirk, if you’re not a history buff, was part of the Battle of France during World War Two between the Allies and the Nazis. The Battle of France prompted three major speeches at that time by Winston Churchill, whom had only been Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for 16 days by the time the battle began on May 26th, 1940 (Churchill starting his term on May 10th of that year).
We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender…
This quote from Churchill, in part, is used as a backdrop to heighten the dramatic gravity in the trailer of the Warner Brother’s movie “Dunkirk”. The movie chronicles the Battle of Dunkirk and the unlikely aid from civilians to the Allies trapped there.
Tom Hardy, Harry Styles, Cillian Murphy and Kenneth Branagh star in the film of important historic subject matter by Christopher Nolan.
Nolan, unlike his previous films such as the Christian Bale Batman Trilogy, Inception, and Interstellar, will rely more heavily on action sequences rather than dialogue to convey what occurred to the Allies.
If the trailer is any indication, it will not fail to impress and inform about an interesting era in World War Two and, moreover, European history.
Dunkirk opens July 21st, 2017.