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The Aidan Project


Jul 22, 2017

In this edition of the Aidan Project, Aidan looks at the glorious myths and gloomy realities of the real Dunkirk, and examines how accurately Christopher Nolan’s latest blockbuster addresses the bittersweet events of Operation Dynamo. Is the movie mere flag-waving or a true account of the disastrous chaos on the beaches of the French town of Dunkerque in 1940? Did the French receive fair treatment in the film? How does the script handle the German’s costly halt, which allowed so many men to make it off the beaches? If you have not yet seen the film, Aidan will signpost when to press pause to avoid the film review section of this episode. Current events, history and culture merge in this edition of the Aidan Project Podcast - enjoy the episode! Referenced in this podcast is an article Aidan wrote in December 2016 - https://aidancoughlan.org/2016/12/30/dunkirk-from-spike-milligan-to-christopher-nolan/. You can Tweet Aidan @theaidanproject.