Trapped at Dunkirk

kingston_123

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At the the beginning of the Dunkirk (2017) movie, this line was appeared:

The Enemy have driven the British and French Armies to the sea. Trapped at Dunkirk, they Await their fate.

who got trapped at Dunkirk?
There is a "subject" is missing in this sentence.
 

Raymott

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It's ambiguous. But the subject is "they".
 

Raymott

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Who is "they" then?
Do you know the meaning of 'ambiguous'? It's a good word to know; we use it here a lot. As Piscean has pointed out, it means that the sentence structure doesn't say who 'they' is, and that you have to work it out from contextual material.
 
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