Steve Loader is an experienced travel and motoring writer. Based in Kent, he has long argued that the French towns and countryside just beyond the ferry ports of Calais and Dunkirk - for which he has coined the term 'Near France' - deserves far more recognition, exploration and pure enjoyment from cross-Channel tourists.

Culture & History, Dunkirk, France, Military history

‘Dynamo’ movie powers Dunkirk’s summer appeal

Dunkirk becomes the focus of attention from cross-channel tourists this summer with the launch of a blockbuster film marking World War II’s Operation Dynamo. Popularly called ‘The Miracle of Dunkirk’, the operation (May 26-June 4 1940) snatched...

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