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The miracle of Dunkirk : the true story of Operation Dynamo

Author: Walter Lord
Publisher: New York : Open Road Integrated Media, 2017. ©1982
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In May 1940, the remnants of the French and British armies, broken by Hitler's blitzkrieg, retreated to Dunkirk. Hemmed in by overwhelming Nazi strength, the 338,000 men gathered on the beach were all that stood between Hitler and Western Europe. Crush them, and the path to Paris and London was clear. Unable to retreat any farther, the Allied soldiers set up defense positions and prayed for deliverance. Prime  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Lord
ISBN: 9781504047548 1504047540 9781504049115 150404911X
OCLC Number: 989968243
Description: xiv, 349 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: The closing trap --
No. 17 turns up --
"Operation Dynamo" --
Buying time --
"Plenty of troops, few boats" --
The gap --
Torpedoes in the night --
Assault from the sky --
The little ships --
"Bras dessus, bras-dessus!" --
Holding the perimeter --
"I have never prayed so hard before" --
"BEF evacuated" --
The last night --
Deliverance.
Responsibility: Walter Lord.

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Originally printed: New York: Viking Press, 1982.  Read more...

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