Dunkirk

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How the miracle on the beaches saved a nation. A gripping account of one of the most famous episodes of the Second World War.

In May 1940 British and Allied troops on mainland Europe were in a perilous situation: cut off and surrounded, at the conclusion of the bloody Battle of France they faced complete annihilation. It would be a devastating blow, handing Europe to the Nazis.

But over a few frantic days, the greatest evacuation in history managed to salvage hope, saving the total destruction of the army and hundreds of thousands of soldiers lives. It was a pivotal and defining moment in the war, one Churchill described as a 'miracle' in his 'we shall fight them on the beaches' speech.

Bestselling author John Harris describes in vivid detail how the evacuation developed on a day-by-day basis, and destroys more than one myth associated with Dunkirk. Packed with authentic atmosphere and first-hand recollections, the retreat and the desperate lifting of the weary British expeditionary force is seen in its tragic but spirited entirety, an epic of courage and confusion without parallel.

 

  • Author  -  John Harris
  • Series / Key Character  -  n/a
  • Illustrated  -  No
  • Age range  -  Adult
  • ISBN  -  9781800325616
  • Publisher  -  Canelo
  • Date  -  2021
  • Format  -  Paperback
  • Approx. size  -  20 x 13 x 1.7 cm
  • Weight  -  205g
  • No. of pages  -  268
  • RRP  -  £9.99