Dunkirk: The History Behind the Major Motion Picture (Film Ed)
SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE FROM CHRISTOPHER NOLAN The epic history of Dunkirk, May 1940: when over 300,000 trapped Allied troops were dramatically rescued from destruction at the hands of Nazi Germany by an extraordinary seaborne evacuation. The true history of the soldiers, sailors, airmen and civilians involved in the evacuation during the nine days from 27 May-4 June 1940 has passed into legend. Now the subject of an epic motion picture from director Christopher Nolan, starring Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and Harry Styles - the story Winston Churchill described as a 'miracle' is described by bestselling author Joshua Levine in its full, sweeping context. Including new interviews with veterans and survivors, this book goes behind the scenes to explore the real lives of those soldiers, bombed and strafed on the beaches for days on end, without food and 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. Told from the viewpoints of land, sea and air, Joshua Levine's 'Dunkirk' is a dramatic account of this glorious defeat.
Praise for Joshua Levine: 'Fascinating' Sunday Times 'A first-class portrait of that traumatic and tragic time, conveyed largely through the worlds of those who experienced it' Sunday Telegraph
Joshua Levine has written six bestselling histories including titles in the hugely popular 'Forgotten Voices' series. 'Beauty and Atrocity', his account of the Irish Troubles, was nominated for the Writers' Guild Book of the Year award. 'On a Wing and a Prayer', his history of the pilots of the First World War, has been turned into a major British television documentary. He has written and presented a number of programmes for BBC Radio 4. In a previous life, he was a criminal barrister. He lives in London.