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The 2017 World War II thriller about the evacuation of British and Allied troops from Dunkirk beach.
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Yeah, it's a terrible list. It's like somebody saw only movies from the last 10 years (3 Billboards, Call Me by Your Name, Dunkirk, Mad Max? Seriously? TDK being so low, no Inception, no Interstellar) and then added older movies that are on other people's lists.

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One of the last remaining veterans of the Dunkirk evacuation has died at the age of 98.

Arthur Taylor’s experience of being rescued from the war-torn French beach helped in the making of the 2017 Oscar-winning film, Dunkirk.

The RAF operator was one of the 330,000 men being shot at and shelled by the Germans. He saw comrades next to him being cut down by machine gun fire from dive-bombing Nazi planes.

Arthur, of Christchurch, Dorset, queued for 36 hours to get on a “little ship” that took him to England.

He was the embodiment of the determined, never-say-die Dunkirk spirit. Three months later, in September 1940, he would draw on this to play his part in the Battle of Britain.

Arthur described the harrowing evacuation to film director Christopher Nolan.
Arthur, who is survived by his wife Vera, six children, 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, was a VIP guest for the film’s premiere.

He died on December 28 having fallen at home in November. Just around 20 of the Dunkirk veterans are still alive.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/r ... d-13820543

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RIP Arthur Taylor.

What a great movie though, kept me on the edge of my seat all the way through.

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