Synopsis: Two stories in one - an easygoing British Corporal in France finds himself responsible for the lives of his men when their officer is killed. He has to get them back to Britain somehow. Meanwhile, British civilians are being dragged into the war with Operation Dynamo, the scheme to get the French and British forces back from the Dunkirk beaches. Some come forward to help, others are less willing.
Genre: Drama, History, War
Director(s): Leslie Norman
Production: MGM
135 min

Is there any truth in the report

of heavy air reconnaissance

over eastern Belgium, sir?

Nothing to add.

Is there

any security objection

to our using the reports

we've received,

or shouldn't the German's

be told what they're doing?

That's a matter for the Censor.

Thank you, sir.

Well, Jouvet,

what do your people think?

Have you heard anything from

any of the Dutch boys?

I was talking to young

Van Blerck of the Handelsblad.

They reckon they have got half

a million Germans opposite them.

Brouwer, do you know

Charles Foreman?


How do you do?

Have you heard anything

from Brussels this evening?


You've heard nothing

of the 500 thousand Germans

sitting on the border?

Has your paper printed it?


Well, I don't get it.

Here are the biggest

troop movements

since the war broke out.

Nobody says anything,

nobody attempts anything,

nobody knows anything.

What do they think they're

there for, maneuvers?

Patrol activity.

Utter bilge!


Evening, Mrs. Jones.

Ah, evening, Mr. Holden.

Hello, girls.

Well, how did you get out?

Seventy grams.

Machine broke down

just after 7 for half an hour.

Frankie mended it.


Germany calling.

Germany calling.

Switch that blasted row off.

No, let's listen

to what he says.

Don't tell me you listen

to all horse twaddle.

How do you know

it's twaddle?

It must be said again

that Germany

has no intention

to use military might

against small countries

unless they seek

to aid our enemies.

If Britain or France

were foolish enough

to invade Belgium

we on our side will be obliged

to march and protect Belgium.

He makes me sick.

Rotten traitor.

All the same,

he may be right.


they don't want war.

Eh? Don't want war?

What happened

in Norway and Denmark?

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David Divine

Arthur Durham (David) Divine, CBE, DSM, (1905–1987) was a prolific South African writer of books on a variety of subjects but will be chiefly remembered for two controversial books on defence issues, The Blunted Sword (1964) and The Broken Wing (1966). Divine had been a war correspondent and after the Second World War became the defence correspondent of the British Sunday Times, a post he held until 1975. more…

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