Nolan’s film provides a moving portrayal of the heroic actions of the crews of the 700 ‘Little Ships of Dunkirk’ who sailed to Dunkirk to rescue servicemen who were stranded on the beaches and in desperate need of deliverance from the advancing Axis armies.
John Turner was an unlikely hero in an improbable battle. A century after a little-known naval clash in which armed British drifters fought Austrian cruisers, Steve Snelling salutes the magnificent courage of a Norfolk fisherman turned man o’ war.
In 1984, having scandalised the art world, outraged the music scene and been branded one of the “wreckers of civilisation” by a Tory MP, Cosey Fanni Tutti did something even more shocking. She moved from inner-city London to rural north Norfolk.