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Dunkirk : fight to the last man

Author: Hugh Sebag-Montefiore
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harvard University Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"In May of 1940, the armies of Nazi Germany were marching through France. In the face of this devastating advance, one of World War II's greatest acts of heroism would be a retreat: the evacuation of the British Army from Dunkirk."--Page 4 of cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Sebag-Montefiore
ISBN: 9780674029712 0674029712
OCLC Number: 276353948
Description: xvii, 701 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Moment of truth --
The BEF arrives in France --
The Mechelen Affair --
The final warning --
The matador's cloak --
Charging bull --
Into battle --
Over the River Meuse --
Flight --
Battle of the Bulge --
Lambs to the slaughter --
The Arras counter-attack --
We stand and fight --
Escape from Arras --
Boulogne and the useless mouths --
Evacuation of Boulogne --
Calais and the French complaint --
Calais : fight to the finish --
Lucky breaks --
Siege at Cassel --
Surrounded at Le Paradis --
Massacre at Le Paradis --
Manhunt --
Crisis in the north --
Up the Glosters --
Massacre at Wormhout --
Escape to Dunkirk --
The Dunkirk armada --
Beached --
Entente Cordiale --
Evacuation --
Rearguard --
Mission accomplished --
Payback --
Sacrifice of the 51st Highland Division --
The sinking of the Lancastria.
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