We recently visited this exhibition whilst in Dunkirk, and would strongly recommend it to anyone who is interested in the history of the British/French evacuation in 1940. The collection is housed in what used to be fortifications constructed in 1874 to strengthen the French coastal defence. It appears to be manned by volunteers, and has been lovingly put together to show the story of what was both an incredible and terrible event during the Second World War. Admission is only 4 euros each, and it is worth twice that or more. There are hundreds of exhibits, many which have been uncovered from the beaches or even underwater where ships/boats rested as they sank following German bombing. The tour starts with a ten minute film, alternately in French/English detailing the events of those few days. Some of the images have been colour restored, making them even more poignant. There are another two films, on smaller screens in other rooms, giving powerful visual footage which reinforces the writings on the wall, the posters, the photographs and all the relics from seventy years ago. This is truly history brought to life.There is ample parking opposite and you can expect to spend about an hour inside. Very highly recommended.
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