Dunkirk - Historic Evacuation Footage Discovered at The University of Manchester

Discussion in '1940' started by Tom Wallace, May 21, 2015.

  1. Tom Wallace

    Tom Wallace Junior Member

    Reel 1 of 2

    Reel 2 of 2

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  2. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Thanks for posting link to video. This is indeed a great find. My father was at Dunkirk with the 2nd Grenadiers

  3. Caz65

    Caz65 Member

    Thank you for the links to the films. Wonderful find at University of Manchester! My dad was at Dunkirk, he was in 8th Pioneer Battalion of the King's Own Royal Regiment.
    Cheers, Carol.
  4. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

  5. JCB

    JCB Senior Member

    Very interesting ,for impatient like me :) Dunkirk on reel 1 at 4.08 m for 1 min , wonder if there is more ?

  6. jetson

    jetson Junior Member

    Certainly will view this on youtube; my dad was at Dunkirk with 8 Worcs Regt.
  7. Roy Martin

    Roy Martin Senior Member

    Great film, but only about 3 minutes of reel one might be Dunkirk as JCB has noted.
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  8. Over Here

    Over Here Junior Member

    Judging by the weather shown, the Dunkirk portion begins at about 4:09 on the first reel and ends around 5:04. Unfortunately there is no footage at the actual beaches as the coverage begins when his ship already has a full load of soldiers.

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