CANADIAN FREE PRESS: Dunkirk and the 2016 U.S. Presidential campaign
The currently-running 2017 movie version of the World War II events surrounding Dunkirk did not address how Allied forces ended up surrounded by the Germans in late May 1940.Donald Trump clearly got the political punditry and even the leaders of both parties by surprise.
Here’s one explanation: Britain and France expected a static war with Germany patterned after World War I, but Germany’s army was mobile and flexible. Two different sets of war rules were at play.
The soldiers who were heroically, some would say miraculously, rescued from the beaches by small, civilian craft were the victims of outdated strategies and tactics.
There’s a parallel between the Battle of Dunkirk and the 2016 U.S. Presidential campaign.