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Retreat and Rearguard-Dunkirk 1940 : The Evacuation of the BEF to the Channel Ports (Hardcover) (Jerry

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This book, the third title in the Author’s Retreat and Rearguard series, covers the actions of the BEF during the retreat from the Dyle Line to the evacuation points of Dunkirk, Boulogne, Calais, St Valery-en-Caux and finally the Cherbourg Peninsula.

Some of the engagements are relatively well known (Cassell, the Arras counter-attack and the notorious Le Paradis SS massacre) but the author has unearthed many less known engagements from the long and painful withdrawal. While the main Dunkirk evacuation from the port and beaches was over by early June, elements of the BEF fought on until 21 June.

In relating those, often heroic, actions the author catches the atmosphere of desperate defiance that typified this never-to-be-forgotten period.
Number of Pages: 257.0
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Military / World War II
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc
Author: Jerry Murland
Language: English
Street Date: May 24, 2016
TCIN: 51350307
UPC: 9781473823662
Item Number (DPCI): 248-19-4713

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