More Previously Unpublished Photographs.
Pictures from the Albert Sanders Collection.
It seemed that half the population of Rye was employed when the film ‘Dunkirk’ produced by was made in the town and the surrounding area in the early summer of 1957.
The Strand Quay was transformed to look like the docks area at Dunkirk and featured the dramatic rear guard action that was taken to allow the bulk of the British troops to escape in the small boats and live to fight another day.
John Mills, Richard Attenborough and Bernard Lee were just three of the multitude of stars appearing in the epic film. Other important scenes were recorded at Wick Farm, Udimore, where the colour photo of John Mills was snapped by Albert Sanders.
“Rye’s Own” October 2013
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