1940 : THE LAST ACT. THE STORY OF THE BRITISH FORCES IN FRANCE AFTER DUNKIRK.

Karslake, Major Basil.


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1st ed., 1979. 283 pp., 18 photo-plates + e.p. maps. D.j., 23 x 15cm. Upper and lower edges of inside flaps (only) of d.j., narrowly trimmed (not affecting any text) ; tape marks to edges & inside flaps of d.j., & to pasted e.p.’s o/w V.G. The miracle of Dunkirk exercised such a grip upon the public imagination that the fate of the 200,000 British troops left behind after the evacuation has been almost totally ignored. In relating the hitherto untold story of what happened to that forgotten army the author suggests that there were many people who thought it better that the story should remain untold. The extraordinary situation whereby there was no British overall Commander, each British formation coming under a separate French command, the fantastic but nonetheless seriously considered idea of the Breton Redoubt, the loss of a vast and irreplaceable quantity of stores are among the most pertinent issues described here. A controversial study.


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