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Pillar of fire : Dunkirk 1940

Author: Ronald Atkin
Publisher: Edinburgh : Birlinn, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Early in May 1940, after months of phoney war, the armies of the Third Reich burst out of the Ardennes into northern France. Brilliantly conceived and executed, Operation Sickelschnitt was one of the most astonishing military plans of all time. Cutting through weak French defenses, Rommel's panzers raced for the coast, driving back the British Expeditionary Force to the very sands of the Channel. Catastrophe was  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Personal narratives, British
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Atkin, Ronald, 1931-
Pillar of fire.
Edinburgh : Birlinn, 2000
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald Atkin
ISBN: 1841580783 9781841580784
OCLC Number: 45570915
Notes: Originally published: London : Sidgwick & Jackson, 1990.
Description: vii, 256 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Ronald Atkin.


This is the story of the journey of the British Expeditionary Force from hope to despair, to triumph in the midst of defeat. Over 300,000 men were taken off the beaches of Dunkirk, and it was they  Read more...


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