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Watch how ‘Dunkirk’ left a 97-year-old war veteran all teary


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‘Dunkirk’, a Christopher Nolan’s movie, witnessed a warm response after it hit the screens all over. The movie, which is about patriotic ciphers, springs out the notion of the Battle of Dunkirk. It is quite interesting to see that the movie left 97-year-old war veteran, Ken Sturdy, with memories he cant’t seem to shake. It is actually an achievement for the director himself that his work not only won hearts of the commoners but also of a man like Sturdy who could not control his tears. Sturdy was part of the troops fighting on the French Beach.

As the movie hit the screens, Sturdy was so apprehensive about seeing the film. The reason was, he wanted to see himself if the battle was represented fairly in the movie. However, he was oscillating between eagerness and nervousness. The nervousness was borne out of his fear – a fear that the movie would bring to light things he has wanted to forget since leaving the beach.


This artistic work of Nolan portrays a clever twist on a familiar triology: land, sea and air. He once again enlivened the historic event in which individual’s act of courage and heroism is magnificently portrayed.

For Sturdy, the movie mirrored the situation well through which he went through on the French beach. He also praised the film in terms of cinematography.

In an interview he said, ” It did not have a lot of dialogue. It did not need any of the dialogue because it told the story visually and it was so real”.

Though it has been decades that the battle happened but it once again revived the memories of Sturdy and left him in tears.

“The story of Dunkirk is being told accurate”

Meanwhile, after watching the movie, Sturdy tried to warn future generations about the truthfulness of battle.

He said, “Tonight I cried because it’s never the end. It will not happen. We, the human species are so intelligent and we do such astonishing things. We can fly to the moon but we still do stupid things..so, when I see the film tonight, I see it with a certain kind of sadness. Because what happened back then in 1940, it’s not the end”.

See his reaction here:



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