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9 Inspiring Survival Stories for Fans of Dunkirk

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Like the heroes of the Battle of Dunkirk, these survivors stood their ground in the face of impossible odds. Today, Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated World War 2 drama, Dunkirk, hits the big screen. Based on the real-life battle that took place in May of 1940, the film immortalizes one of history’s most remarkable—and unlikely—survival stories as an entire country bands together to save itself and its people. It’s a battle that New York Times-bestselling author Walter Lord also explores in his book and definitive text on the subject, The Miracle of Dunkirk. Cornered by Nazi forces on the beaches of Northern France, the French and British armies were the only buffer between Western Europe and a catastrophic Axis victory. Surrender…

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