• Short Summary

    The classic Newsreel story of the rescue of British troops from the beaches of Dunkirk.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Evacuation of the BEF - Greatest Epic Of The War".

    Dunkirk, France.

    GV Destroyer at sea at night with aldis lamp flashing out signal. VS Destroyers and rescue ships, including peace time pleasure paddle boat, at sea coming and going towards Dunkirk.

    VS Excellent shots taken from one of the rescue ships just off Dunkirk, showing ships lying off shore as rowing boats move back and forth between ships and the beaches, men of the B.E.F. (British Expeditionary Force) climbing aboard the rescue ships and also coming out from the beaches through the sea towards the rescue ships. Also LS in fg. dotted with soldiers awaiting rescue.

    LS German aircraft over the beach with guns from the ships firing up at them.

    VS of British and French soldiers landing from rescue ships at South Coast English harbours - good shots incl. CUs.

    VS of the rescued soldiers in a reception hall near the harbour putting on clean clothes.

    MS and CU of Lord Gort outside sand-bagged London government building.

    GV From ship of the scene on the beaches at Dunkirk, showing the huge smoke clouds behind the beaches and the men of the B.E.F. coming out from the shore towards the rescue ships.

    N.B. This is the classic Dunkirk story. Print is slightly less scratched than Neg.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1047.12
    Media URN:
    20844
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1940
    Sound:
    sound
    hd format:
    HD Cam
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:03:37:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:31:00 / 01:19:08:00
    Canister:
    40/46

Comments (1)

  1. bernie berki says

    my uncle was taken a prisoner of war at Dunkirk,,Brave men all .big respect .

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