on June 03, 2011
My grandfather was taken off the beach from one of the British destroyers and taken to England so I have often wondered what it was like for him. I saw the film Week-end à Zuydcoote which gives a French perspective and I also saw the British film Dunkirk, which I felt was rather bland. This book really opened my eyes. The detail is not over-worked but somehow you feel and smell the terrible events. It is difficult for movies to really portray a story like this, even with CGI today, because it is so vast but the author here has done a good job of making you feel as if you were actually there. This is the sort of book that I will continue to dip into for years. Having read this at incredible speed I feel now that I want to go back and pay more attention to the individuals.