Dunkirk: The British Evacuation, 1940 (Cassell Military Paperbacks)

Dunkirk: The British Evacuation, 1940 (Cassell Military Paperbacks)

by RobertJackson (Author)


The NEW YORK TIMES of 2 June 1940 summed up the greatest disaster in British history thus: 'As long as the English tongue survives, the word 'Dunkirk' will be spoken with reverence.' This book tells the story of the Dunkirk evacuation. It traces the fortunes of the British Expeditionary Force during those dark days of May 1940 when boys armed with little more than rifles took on the might of Hitler's Panzer divisions - and held them while Allied armies crumbled on all sides. The evacuation at Dunkirk lifted more than 338,000 men from France to the safety of Britain using everything from Destroyers to pleasure yachts. It was the biggest single defeat ever suffered by British arms, but it was also one of the most astounding exoduses in history.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 216
Edition: paperback / softback
Publisher: Phoenix
Published: 10 Jan 2002

ISBN 10: 0304359688
ISBN 13: 9780304359684
Book Overview: An epic story of escape against the odds All points of view are covered, from the chaos of strategy at the highest levels to the individual bravery of the soldiers on the ground Robert Jackson is a master of storytelling, and an acclaimed military historian

Author Bio
Robert Jackson has been a full-time author since 1969, specialising in military and aviation history. He has written over 50 books.