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Dunkirk : retreat to victory

Author: Julian Thompson
Publisher: London : Pan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In May 1940, the small British Expeditionary Force was sent to help the Belgians and French hold back the German army. Ill-equipped and under-trained, they fought hard for three weeks, from the German invasion of France to the rescue of the last British troops from the beaches at Dunkirk. Remarkably, they conducted a successful fighting withdrawal in the face of a formidable foe. Drawing on previously unpublished  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Thompson
ISBN: 9780330437967 0330437968
OCLC Number: 310155045
Notes: Originally published: London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 2008.
Description: xiv, 338 pages, plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 20 cm
Contents: 1. Twenty wasted years --
2. Into Belgium : first shocks --
3. Back to the Escaut and disaster on the BEF's southern flank --
4. Counter-stroke at Arras --
5. Fighting on two fronts --
6. Boulogne and Calais --
7. The withdrawal : II Corps on the eastern flank --
8. The withdrawal : fighting the Panzers on the western flank --
9. Comings and goings at Dunkirk --
10. The end at Dunkirk --
11. The final battles --
12. Reckoning.
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