Dunkirk and The Sacred Humanism of Christopher Nolan

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Art work by Danielle Pajak Illustrations.
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  • Two: Despite this turbulent weather all around them, somehow the beaches were quite calm, and the English Channel remained strangely still, which even on days of pleasant weather was very unusual! This enabled the swift and speedy passage of the civilian boats, who would not have handled well in extreme conditions otherwise.
  • Three: The mysterious decision that came from Hitler to stop the German advancement, despite having the Allies surrounded and at his mercy — the reasoning of which is still being discussed and researched today!
  • Peter gets George’s name in the newspaper as one of the heroes at Dunkirk.
  • Our protagonist stands up for the poor Frenchman during the scene with the soldiers trying to kick him off the sinking boat.
  • Commander Bolton selflessly stays back for the French.
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