Monday, July 31, 2017

Summer Movies

It has been an extremely hot summer--what better thing to do than go to the movies?!

We have seen some of 'blockbuster' movies of the summer--very enjoyable 2.5 hours of your life.  We recently saw "Dunkirk" as a family--not all together but each of us seeing the film in our perspective city of residence.  
"In May 1940, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated."

Us older folks had heard of Dunkirk but the younger generation had not---which led to much discussion about how this piece of history could be turned into a film.  What struck me was the fact that most of these soldiers were very young men--and scared out of their wits!  These were English soldiers!  and the question the 'kids' asked--'where were the Americans?"--another topic of conversation for sure.

If you haven't seen this film, I suggest you take the time to watch a powerful period in history--we can not change history!  Only relish it for what happen and be thankful for those young men.

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