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Prince Harry Attends World Premiere of Dunkirk

Prince Harry has ended the world premiere of the World War 2 film, Dunkirk.

Dunkirk is directed by Christopher Nolan, the man behind movies such as Inception and The Dark Knight trilogy.

The world premiere in the Odeon in Leicester Square was attended by Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance and Harry Styles who all star in the film.

Prince Harry attended the star-studded premiere alongside three veterans. George Wagner served in Dunkirk itself. Gemma Morgan served in Kosovo and Lous Nethercott served in Afghanistan.

The three veterans featured in a short film that aired before the premiere. The short film was created by Contact Armed Forces which aims to help members of the Armed Forces and their families access mental health and support.

Before attending the premiere, Prince Harry met veterans of Dunkirk-who are now in their 90s- so he could hear about their firsthand experiences of the conflict.

Talking about the movie, Harry told the gathered veterans that: “I hope it gets the story as accurately as possible and gives everybody only the smallest experience of what it was like for you out there.”

One veteran told Harry that he thought he would understand what they went through on the beaches during Dunkirk because of Prince Harry’s service in Afghanistan. Harry said, “It was nothing like what you guys went through, I can assure you of that.”

The film tells the story of the Dunkirk Evacuation from three perspectives; the air, the land and the sea.

The Dunkirk Evacuation codenamed Operation Dynamo was the hastily organised evacuation of hundreds of thousands of British troops from the beaches of Dunkirk.

During the Battle of France, large numbers of British, French and other allied troops were cut off by the German army.

Over 360,00 Allied forces were killed or wounded and nearly two million were captured.

Over eight days over 330,000 troops were evacuated from the beaches of Dunkirk.

 

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