Articles tagged with: PTSD

Oct04

A fatal encounter in war. A case of impact of PTSD on civilians in Christopher Nolan’s "Dunkirk"

Categories // Human rights

by Gianluca Cinelli

Evacuation from Dunkirk

Dunkirk tells a story of flight rather than fight. Between the end of May and the early days of June 1940 about 400.000 encircled British and French soldiers were evacuated in a few days from the beaches of Dunkerque, in northern France. Every available ship was employed for the rescue, including a number of private yachts and fishing boats. In the movie the crew of one of these private yachts play a major role, and their story suggests these few lines of reflection about a case of lethal encounter between combatants and civilians.

 

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