Video: Man spots his father on newly released historic footage of Dunkirk evacuation

A man who was watching newly released historic footage of the Dunkirk evacuation was shocked to spot his father in the films, cartwheeling on the deck of a boat and sticking his finger up at the cameraman.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 23rd March 2016, 1:12 pm
Updated Wednesday, 23rd March 2016, 1:17 pm

Peter Brown, 68, was amazed to see his father, Dr James Gorrie Brown, feature so prominently in the 75-year-old films, which capture key moments of the evacuation of the Allied forces from Dunkirk in 1940. The footage, documenting the rescue of over 300,000 troops trapped by advancing German forces, generated substantial interest because it provided such a rare and unique insight into the event.

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