To mark the release of Christopher Nolan’s film we asked readers to share their memories of relatives’ experiences of the evacuation
- You can share your stories here
“We were told we had to make ourselves as comfortable as possible and there would be transport to take us home. We were wading out to this boat and some German planes came over and they bombed the boat. They bombed everything that was around. One of these bombs went down the funnel of this boat – we at least thought it looked very much like that. It just went bang. And that was it. Our transport home had gone.”
Tommy Brabban’s account of what happened on the beaches of Dunkirk was just one of the stories we received about the events surrounding the evacuation of allied forces in 1940.