Sunday, July 30, 2017

DUNKIRK: “People Should Be Hung From Lampposts, They Should Be Burned Alive, For What They’ve Done To Britain”

Via David

So I went to see this movie DUNKIRK at the urging of James Kirkpatrick,’s lead tweetmeister and our ambassador to popular culture. In the process, I made the interesting discovery that my young Texan wife had never heard of Dunkirk. For me, it brought flocking back a host of memories and emotions sternly repressed since I left Britain for U.S. in 1970. Chief among them now: lethal rage.

If you grew up in Britain in the 1950s, as John Derbyshire and I did, the myth of the Dunkirk evacuation—using “myth” in its affirming and sustaining sense—was everywhere. I remember reading illustrated stories about it in children’s comics when I was about Felicity’s age (now 6).

Of course, the British were wrong to believe this was the decisive turning point in World War II—there were, as we are incessantly reminded, far bigger battles on the Eastern Front.

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  1. Another media lie pushed on the ignorant youth of today. If you do the research you will find that Hitler allowed them to be rescued in a neat orderly way and he wanted peace with the allies and to join forces to fight the Russians...... remember history is decided by the winners