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Video reveals how Dunkirk Spitfire beach scene was filmed

ByJean A. Francis

Aug 11, 2017


Amazing video reveals how epic Spitfire Beach landing scene from Dunkirk movie was filmed

  • Fans of the blockbuster Dunkirk got a glimpse of how one scene was shot
  • Video shows dramatic landing scene on Spitfire beach on the French coast
  • The helicopter, which has a camera attached to the front, flew a few meters behind
  • The evacuation of Dunkirk was one of the biggest operations of WWII










The blockbuster, Dunkirk, received praise for its moving portrayal of the massive evacuation of combat troops and the stunning visuals throughout the film that transport viewers back in time.

Now fans of the blockbuster film got a glimpse of how the directors shot the dramatic landing scene at Spitfire Beach on the French coast.

A short slow-motion video, uploaded to Twitter, shows the plane flying close to the beach surface with a helicopter a few feet behind.

Fans of the hit film got a glimpse of how the directors shot the dramatic landing scene on Spitfire Beach

The blockbuster, Dunkirk, was applauded for its moving portrayal of the massive evacuation of combat troops

The blockbuster, Dunkirk, was applauded for its moving portrayal of the massive evacuation of combat troops

The clip shows the helicopter, which has a camera mounted on a tripod in the front, overtaking the plane and flying alongside it

The clip shows the helicopter, which has a camera mounted on a tripod in the front, catching up to the plane and flying alongside it

The helicopter and the plane fly over the beach at the start of the scene

The helicopter and the plane fly over the beach at the start of the scene

The clip shows the helicopter, which has a camera attached to a tripod in the front, overtaking the plane and flying alongside it as it lands on the sand.

The video seen on Spirit in the Sky’s Twitter page drew many positive comments.

One viewer said: “It really is a commemorative event, this re-enactment. I’m not surprised they did well with this movie.

Another wrote: “Some of the best aerial photographs I have seen in theaters in a long time.”

The evacuation of Dunkirk was one of the most important operations of the Second World War and was one of the major factors allowing the Allies to continue the fight.

It was the largest military evacuation in history, which took place between May 27 and June 4, 1940. The evacuation, known as Operation Dynamo, saved an estimated 338,000 troops. allies of northern France.

But 11,000 Britons were killed in the operation – and 40,000 more were captured and imprisoned.

The reaction to the film was met with favor in most neighborhoods, with the Daily Mail’s Brain Viner giving the piece five stars, the maximum possible, in his review.

A screenshot from the film.  The evacuation of Dunkirk was one of the biggest operations of WWII

A screenshot from the film. The evacuation of Dunkirk was one of the biggest operations of WWII

A scene from the Warner Bros movie shows Allied troops on the beach

A scene from the Warner Bros movie shows Allied troops on the beach

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