Dunkirk: The History Behind the Major Motion Picture

Paperback

Main Details

Title Dunkirk: The History Behind the Major Motion Picture
Authors and Contributors      By (author)   Joshua Levine
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback
Pages:368
Dimensions(mm): Height 198,Width 129
CategoriesMilitary history
Second world war
ISBN 9780008258931
ClassificationsDewey:940.54214
Audience
General
Edition ePub Film tie-in edition

Publishing Details

Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint William Collins
Publication Date 29 June 2017
NZ Release Date 29 June 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom

Description

THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 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. In 1940, at the French port of Dunkirk, more than 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 nine-day skirmish has passed into legend. Now, the story Winston Churchill described as a 'miracle' is narrated by bestselling author Joshua Levine in its full, sweeping context, including new interviews with veterans and survivors. Told from the viewpoints of land, sea and air, Joshua Levine's Dunkirk is a dramatic account of a defeat that paved the way to ultimate victory and preserved liberty for generations to come.

Author Biography

Joshua Levine has written seven bestselling history books including several titles in the 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 television documentary. He has written and presented a number of programmes for BBC Radio 4. Most recently he has acted as historical advisor on Christopher Nolan's movie, Dunkirk. Born in the Bahamas, he was a criminal barrister in a previous life. He lives in London.

Reviews

`Not merely the essential companion to the film but probably the finest work we've seen on the evacuation full stop' Waterstones Weekly