“Plus the dialogue (what little there was) was obscured by gunfire, explosions, rushing sea water, etc. It was hard to follow”
I agree, but “the dialogue (what little there was).....was hard to follow” because they mumbled their lines and the volume of their dialog was WAY to LOW. It was mostly not understandable.
“I did get the message from the film 400,000 awaiting evacuation on the beach; 30,000 made it to Dover.”
“The War Office made the decision to evacuate British forces on 25 May. In the nine days from 27 May4 June, 338,226 men escaped, including 139,997 French, Polish, and Belgian troops, together with a small number of Dutch soldiers, aboard 861 vessels (of which 243 were sunk during the operation). The historian Basil Liddell Hart says British Fighter Command lost 106 aircraft dogfighting over Dunkirk, and the Luftwaffe lost about 135, some of which were shot down by the French Navy and the Royal Navy, but MacDonald says the British lost 177 aircraft and the Germans lost 240”
“between 30,000 and 40,000 more were left behind and forced to surrender to the Germans”
***because they mumbled their lines***
Reminds me of the complaint of Edward Lionheart (Vincent Price) in THEATER OF BLOOD in which an actor who mumbled his lines wins an award Lionheart felt he should have won.
Absolutely! 4 of us saw the film together and none of us liked it. 2 of us like dialog films and 2 of us are action flic fans. None of us liked this effort. And I ask again: Why did they never mention the identity of the enemy? In fact, I'm not sure that you ever saw an enemy on the screen.