Pillar of fire: Dunkirk 1940
The German advance of 1940 and the miraculous rescue of the British Expeditionary Force from the Dunkirk beaches has been described in several famous books but this dramatic first-hand account has not been readily available in the United States.Ronald Atkin's insightful account has been widely praised in Britain. In addition to unforgettable accounts of day-to-day actions, he offers perceptive observations on the inefficiency and unpreparedness of the British authorities in the face of German aggression.
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