Unearth the Evacuation of Dunkirk with GVRL

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| By Debra Kirby |

What does the release of the movie Dunkirk this weekend have to do with seeing my oldest daughter off to college? See below for the answer.

In the meantime, why not check out a few Gale eBooks on GVRL to bone up on this history changing event?

This brief overview is a good start:

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And this article provides excellent context around one of the most famous speeches of all time, delivered to the British House of Commons by Sir Winston Churchill just after the evacuation at Dunkirk in which Churchill declared that England would never surrender.

Click to view entire speech

So what’s the connection with Dunkirk and my oldest daughter going to college? My younger daughter and I were so sad after dropping her off that we decided to console ourselves by eating ice cream, popcorn, and chocolate for dinner and watching movies. I figured since we were already crying, we might just as well watch a movie we could cry over, so we rented Mrs. Miniver, the 1942 Oscar winning classic that Churchill and others credited with increasing U.S. popular support for United States participation in World War II.  The Dunkirk evacuation plays a major role in this movie of a regular British family during the war.

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About the Author

When Debra, a 30-year veteran of the publishing industry, is not working or reading, she can be found gardening, running, swimming, or pursuing the lifelong learning that is at the tip of her fingers via Gale databases.


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