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Dunkirk : retreat to victory, Julian Thompson

Label
Dunkirk : retreat to victory
Title
Dunkirk
Title remainder
retreat to victory
Statement of responsibility
Julian Thompson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 Drawing on previously unpublished and rare material, Major-General Julian Thompson recreates the action from the misunderstandings between the British and French generals to the experiences of the ordinary soldier. Unlike other books on the subject he gives full weight to the fighting inland as the BEF found itself in mortal danger thanks to the collapse of the Belgian army on one flank and the failure of the French on the other, and corrects popular myths about the evacuation
Cataloging source
NJB
Dewey number
940.5421428
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Dunkirk : retreat to victory, Julian Thompson
Label
Dunkirk : retreat to victory, Julian Thompson
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published 2008 by Sidgwick & Jackson
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn993369363
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Dimensions
20 cm
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Extent
384 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates:
Isbn
9781509860043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)993369363

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