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Blockbuster Dunkirk omits Steam Packet bravery

Popular film has no mention of Manx involvement

A popular summer blockbuster based on the evacuation of Allied troops from Northern France during World War Two fails to recognise the bravery of Island seamen.

Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk has been met with critical acclaim, but criticised for its historical inaccuracies and omissions.

The Isle of Man Steam Packet sent 10 ships from its fleet to aid in the evacuation, and rescued an estimated 25,000 soldiers, 1 in every 14 saved.

Alex Brindley, producer of the Packet's 175th Anniversary DVD: A Nation's Lifeline, says the Island's role shouldn't be forgotten:

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