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Dunkirk

New this month Factual error: When the returned soldiers are on the train at the end of the film, it's an open plan post-war British Rail Mark I type, which where built from around 1950. Also the blue upholstery on the seats looks to be the corporate blue introduced by British Rail in the 1960s, used by the preserved railway owning the stock, and not what would have featured in Southern Railway carriages of the time. The carriages also have horizontally-sliding windows, which are far more contemporary than wartime trains, which had windows with a much larger vertical opening, held in place by a leather strap.

New this month Other mistake: In the scene at the end where Farrier gazes upon his burning Spitfire on the beach, the propeller appears to be supported at the end of a simple rod. In fact the propeller would have been attached to a rather solid Merlin or Griffon engine.

andyK

New this month Factual error: In the silent overfly of the plane that ran out of fuel in the background you see a lot of modern architecture that is definitely not from the 1940s.

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New this month Trivia: The blind man who greets the soldiers upon returning home is played by John Nolan, Christopher Nolan's uncle.

New this month Trivia: Michael Caine has an uncredited voice cameo as a radio operator who communicates with the Spitfire pilots early on in the film.

New this month Trivia: There are only two women with speaking parts in the whole film, with 47 words between them.

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

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

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

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