Dunkirk
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Lance-Corporal: The tide's turning now.
Colonel Winnant: How can you tell?
Lance-Corporal: The bodies are coming back.

Commander Bolton: Well, we'll know in six hours.
Colonel Winnant: I thought the tide came in every three hours.
Commander Bolton: Then it's a good job you're Army and I'm Navy, isn't it?

Blind Man: Well done lads. Well done.
Alex: All we did is survive.
Blind Man: That's enough.

Irate Soldier: Where's the bloody air force?

Collins: Dunkirk's so far, why couldn't they load at Calais?
Radio Communication: The enemy had something to say about it.

Commander Bolton: I'd rather fight waves than dive-bombers.

Tommy: Wars are not won by evacuation.

Mr. Dawson: Men my age dictate this war. Why should we be allowed to send our children to fight it?

Commander Bolton: You can practically see it from here.
Colonel Winnant: What?
Commander Bolton: Home.

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Deliberate mistake: The me-109 have painted yellow fronts, this wasn't done by the Germans until after Dunkirk. Christopher Nolan has admitted doing this deliberately so the audience could tell the difference between the spitfire and the me-109 during the combat scenes.

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Trivia: In reality, Adolf Hitler ordered his commanders and troops to stand down and allow Allied forces to escape at Dunkirk. The German General von Blumentritt is quoted as saying "He (Hitler) then astonished us by speaking with admiration of the British Empire, of the necessity for its existence, and of the civilisation that Britain had brought into the world...He said that all he wanted from Britain was that she should acknowledge Germany's position on the Continent." But the exact reason for the order remains unknown.

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Suggested correction: Hitler's controversial 'halt' order at Dunkirk had nothing to do with chivalry. The most widely accepted reason for the order is that the Wehrmacht Panzer units have been fighting continuously for two weeks, and badly needed some rest in preparation for Fall rot, phase two of the invasion of France. Infantry and air power continued to attack the Dunkirk pocket throughout the evacuation while the armoured units rested.

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