But we made an exception the other night by going to see Dunkirk because People With Good Hair Being Pursued By Nazis is his favorite movie genre (hence his love for The Sound of Music). We loved it even though my only quibble was that you never did get the scope of 400,000 people being evacuated off a small stretch of land. It has a really neat construction which I won't spoil but which was so rewarding to watch unfold.
Dunkirk rescued French troops disembarking in England (1940).
"Of course the war hadn't really started then. Although it seemed exciting enough..."
"...landed a few miles from Doullens..."
"After a week or two, however, the war really began...the war was creeping nearer now, with Holland invaded and Belgium and presently, France..."
"...he decided that the eight of us should go north and join up...near Lille."
"The roads were jammed with refugees, cars, carts, bicycles, people walking, and not all in the same direction..."
"We reached Boulogne after getting behind the enemy lines..."
"Boulogne was expecting an attack at any moment. They added kindly that we might just get the last hospital ship on the point of leaving, if we were very quick..."
If you'll watch this time-lapse progress of the war, I think you'll spot where The Great Betty must have been around the one minute mark.
And here's a close up of the pertinent areas.