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Book
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Edition:
First edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2017]
©2017
Copyright:
©2017
Description:
xiv, 525 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Summary:
The author chronicles the outbreak of World War II and the great events that led to Dunkirk.
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Other title:
Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk, defeat into victory
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-489) and index.
Contents:
Prologue: "The past is a foreign country" -- Part one. The Second Great War -- To the brink -- The failure of diplomacy -- "Speak for England!" -- The phoney war -- Operation Pied Piper -- Case Yellow -- "Gad, gentlemen, here's to our greatest victory of the war" -- Hitler "missed the bus" -- "In the name of God, go" -- Part two. The Battle of France -- "The top of the greasy pole" -- Rommel crosses the Meuse -- "We are beaten; we have lost the battle" -- "The mortal gravity of the hour" -- May 20, 1940: "a pretty fair pig of a day" -- "The fatal slope" -- "Hard and heavy tidings" -- The sharp end of the stick -- The Battle of Arras: "we may be foutu" -- "Their zest and delight in shooting Germans was most entertaining" -- Part three. Dunkirk -- The burghers of Calais -- "Fight it out to the bitter end" -- Flag officer, Dover -- The home front -- "Presume troops know they are cutting their way home to Blighty" -- Dynamo -- "Fight it out, here or elsewhere" -- Holding the line -- "The little ships" -- "The best mug of tea I have ever had in my life" -- "Arm in arm" -- "We are going to beat them" -- The Dunkirk spirit -- At sea.
  
LCCN:
2017017244
ISBN:
9781631491320 (hardcover)
1631491326 (hardcover)
9781631491320 : HRD
1631491326 : HRD
Other Number:
982465233
Control Number:
3546349
  
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