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  • Two Interesting History Pieces #1

    A look at some of the missing history in the new movie Dunkirk. The forgotten sacrifices.

    The film is a reminder of how little people in the West know of the sacrifices of the colonies.
    Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
    Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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    The film is amazing and should be seen on as big a screen as possible because it puts you right in the middle of the action. I saw it in IMAX. It will win Oscars.

    I knew nothing of the story before I saw it and have learned a lot about it since.
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    • #3
      It was an important event in the war in Europe. The British forces left behind all their armored and mechanized vehicles and Britain was essentially helpless. The were more than ever vulnerable to an invasion by Hitler and prepared for one organizing the home forces, putting oil and gas lines on the beaches to set fire if the Germans invaded, etc. Onlynthe home forces that consisted of an able bodied man had no,weapons to fight with practicing with wooden toy guns. All that stood between Britain and invasion was the brave lads of the RMAF anfbthe Royal Navy. That was still one of the best navy's in the world.

      It is interesting to read the debate among historians about Chamberlain's capitulation to Hitler. Some feel that it was necessary because Chamberlain knew the British forces were ill prepared to deal with the Nazi war machine at that time. Dunkirk kind of bears that out. While most countries were disarming after WWI and suffering through the worldwide depression, the Nazis built their war machine up.
      Myles B. Astor, PhD, Administrator
      Senior Editor, Positive-Feedback.com
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      • #4
        I haven't seen the film yet but the subtext of WP story was the "white washing" of events and marginalizing the contributions of non-European allies (four companies of Indian soldiers). Not too dissimilar from the 442nd which was made up of Japanese-American volunteers (mostly Hawaiian). They were also the most decorated unit that fought in the Italian campaign and took massive casualties in the process. Not unlike their Indian counterparts they were considered expendable, when the 442nd met up with the 100th infantry battalion liberating Rome they were prohibited from basking in the glory. It wasn't until after the war did Eisenhower do the right thing and commemorate their contributions. The Italians have dedicated a war memorial to them as well.

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