The film revolves around three major points covering three different periods of time… one on land, one on the sea, and one in the air, interwoven in a non-linear narrative. Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by German forces and evacuated during an insane battle during World War II.
So just how does this tie into what’s happening today?
As written by Allen B. West:
Y’all have heard me say it often, the quote attributed to George Santayana: “those who refuse to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”
This evening I’ll be heading over to Studio Movie Grill to see the film “Dunkirk.” It will be interesting for me to see the box office weekend financial reports. If we now live in a society where we’re more fond of seeing a movie about a 15-year-old “Spiderman” comic book adaptation than this critical movie, then Western civilization may indeed be doomed.
Dunkirk is a recent historical reminder, just a little over 70 years ago, reminding us never to be recalcitrant, reticent, or fearful of taking on dictators and despots. If then, in the late 1930s there would have been Western leaders who saw the indicators and warning signs of Adolf Hitler’s rise and Germany’s resulting military resurgence, there may not have been a Dunkirk.
So, history is repeating itself as we have those who referred to the global Islamic jihad as a “Jayvee team,” and run from a problem such as North Korea using “strategic patience” as an excuse.
Sounds a lot like the weakness and cowardice of Neville Chamberlain. Then, as with today, voices of strength and resolve were criticized, demeaned, disparaged, denigrated…yes, even Churchill.
But when Britain stood all alone, whose voice was sought out to steel the nerve, and truly resist tyranny?