The evacuation of Allied forces from Dunkirk in World War 2
Dunkirk France Date:1940 Duration:3 min 40 sec Sound:Yes
Highway sign reads M 16, Dunkerque. German Ju-87 Stuka dive bombers fly low and drop bombs. Offshore, a flotilla of warships and civilian ships and boats approaches. British spitfire fighters engage German warplanes. Gun camera footage of dogfights. Allied troops boarding boats while being bombed. Rescued French and British soldiers on decks of ships. View of destruction at the Dunkirk shore. Rescued troops disembarking in England. Prime Minister Winston Churchill reviews group of ordinary British citizens who participated in the evacuation and shakes hands with naval officers. Generals of the French High Command expressing dismay. Map shows battlefront. Parisians getting newspapers and French parents sending French children South for safety. Women are seen kissing their children goodbye as they load onto buses to be evacuated to safety. Anguished women wave as their children depart. Change of scene to sandbagged French defensive positions in Paris. American intelligence officer, using animated map,describes German sweep of France. Benito Mussolini with son-in-law, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Count Galeazzo Ciano. Italian motorcycle troops and infantry enter France. U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt condemning the Italian action. Mussolini accompanied by Italian officers, struts along a street as Italian troops watch from sidewalk. He reviews a contingent of youth in uniforms that look like Alpini.
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