Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Inspiration for summer blockbuster Dunkirk an unsung Montreal hero

Naval officer James Campbell Clouston, hero of Dunkirk.
COURTESY OF DANE CLOUSTON
The real-life hero of this summer’s blockbuster movie Dunkirk was a Canadian who grew up in Montreal and attended McGill University.

Yet the name of James Campbell Clouston, who is credited with saving close to 200,000 soldiers as German planes bombed and strafed the pier while he calmly ushered troops onto ships for five days, is never mentioned in the film and remains largely unknown in Canada.

Read his story here

1 comment:

xoxoxoBruce said...

Load 500 men in 45 minutes seems a little slow to me considering their plight, after all these weren't cruise ships it was GTFO or die.