Help support TMP


"Dunkirk and the Indian Army?" Topic


12 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.


Back to the Movies Plus Board



349 hits since 25 Jul 2017
©1994-2017 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2017 8:03 p.m. PST

Well, this is out on the BBC now: link

Not to start a rant, and I hate all the usual "PC" argy-bargy, but I have to think it's a PC mountain being made out of a mole hill. I mean, FOUR companies of Indians out of an army of 350,000, and they're not singled out in a display of tokenism, so someone complains? There were more Scottish units at Dunkirk than Indian, but I haven't read whining about lack of Scots being portrayed in the Dunkirk movie. And so on and so forth. Do film critics have nothing better to do than gripe because history isn't the way they wish it had been?

As I recall, in WWI Indian troops fared poorly in France in the winter of 1914-15 and were soon recalled and put on active duty elsewhere, where the climate was less onerous on them. I expect this is the reason why WWII saw the Indian Army chiefly employed in warm weather theatres.

Anyone else have any insight on this topic?

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2017 8:54 p.m. PST

Really!!!

Nolan showed just a small portion about what was going on at Dunkirk.

They show that small boat captain only making one trip to Dunkirk and back when in real life he would have made several trips back and forth.

Oh I have insight but for that you will have to go over to the Blue Fez.

King Monkey27 Jul 2017 4:03 a.m. PST

Sounds a bit like all the complaints about there being no British or Canadians in Saving Private Ryan.

boy wundyr x Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member27 Jul 2017 10:46 a.m. PST

Upon release, I read someone complaining there weren't any Soviets in SPR…

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2017 11:42 a.m. PST

Sounds a bit like all the complaints about there being no British or Canadians in Saving Private Ryan.

There should not had been any.

If you wanted British and Canadians head over to Caen you might find some.

Personal logo jdginaz Supporting Member of TMP27 Jul 2017 9:09 p.m. PST

"There should not had been any"

True but it didn't matter there were plenty of posters here complaining about there not being any.

Waco Joe28 Jul 2017 6:29 a.m. PST

They just don't make socially aware movies like they used to:

picture

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP28 Jul 2017 6:34 a.m. PST

Well I was not one of them since I actually know my history.

Can't help those who don't.

picture

What they should have been asking is how does a Ranger Captain who landed at Omaha get tasked with finding a paratrooper.

Personal logo Great War Ace Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2017 7:52 a.m. PST

The same way landers got into rear areas during the actual assault: go "around" the west end, like in the TV series Combat!

Greyalexis31 Jul 2017 10:14 a.m. PST

I think it was because someone did not have enough 15mm Indian armies and just plan forgot.

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP03 Aug 2017 7:39 a.m. PST

Well I was not one of them since I actually know my history.

Can't help those who don't.

Well it's nice to agree with you for once. wink

skinkmasterreturns14 Aug 2017 2:25 a.m. PST

And to think I was peeved because they didnt show any Germans…..

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.