|(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)|
THE EPIC TRUE STORY OF DUNKIRK—NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE, WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY CHRISTOPHER NOLAN, AND STARRING KENNETH BRANAGH, TOM HARDY, AND MARK RYLANCE
The Battle of Dunkirk, in May/June 1940, is remembered as a stunning defeat, yet a major victory as well. The Nazis had beaten back the Allies and pushed them across France to the northern port of Dunkirk. In the ultimate race against time, more than 300,000 Allied soldiers were daringly evacuated across the Channel. This moment of German aggression was used by Winston Churchill as a call to Franklin Roosevelt to enter the war. Now, historian Joshua Levine explores the real lives of those soldiers, bombed and strafed on the beaches for days on end, without food or ammunition; the civilians whose boats were overloaded; the airmen who risked their lives to buy their companions on the ground precious time; and those who did not escape.
Nonfiction is where its at! Then again, I'm on a bit of a nonfiction kick lately, so I am loving learning about everything (celebrities, history, authors, Paris). Especially, when the topic I am learning about has been made into a film I am dying to see - starring Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy and Harry Styles (I have to admit I'm curious to see if he can act). Dunkirk is a must-see film for WWII buffs and anyone interested in learning about history, specifically the Dunkirk Evacuation. I will admit to having no knowledge regarding Dunkirk until I saw the film's trailers. Of course, when I did, I just knew that I had to read about it. Luckily, I was provided with the opportunity to do just that - thank you, TLC Book Tours!!
Yep, I received a copy of Joshua Levine's awesome book, Dunkirk: The History Behind the Major Motion Picture and dove right in. I settled down with a huge cuppa, my copy of the book, and the weekend ahead of me. And let me just say, I didn't stop reading for anything. I was mesmerized - absolutely hooked on learning all about Dunkirk: the soldiers, the civilians, the airmen, the small boats, and the battle. I learned about a part of WWII history that is viewed as a successful failure. I learned about the Dunkirk Spirit. And I learned about the courage and bravery exhibited during WWII - a true story of survival. Definitely eye-opening, engaging, and informative - Dunkirk is a must-read!! Oh, and did I mention the film aspect of the book. Levine includes an interview with Christopher Nolan (the director of Dunkirk) and some behind the scenes information of the filming of this historical event. Definitely an interesting way to connect the history and the film - I really enjoyed it. In fact, now I can't wait to watch the film even more so than before:
Here's the link to the TLC Book Tour schedule for: Dunkirk