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General Julian Thompson draws from previously unpublished and rare materials to recreate the action on the beaches of the small town—from the misunderstandings between the British and French generals to the experiences of the ordinary soldier trying to fend for his life and return to his homeland. Unlike other books on the subject, Thompson’s account gives full weight to the fighting inland as the BEF found itself in mortal danger due to the Belgian army’s collapse on one flank and the French troop’s failure on the other flank. Thompson aims to correct popular myths about the evacuation and set the history straight once and for all about the events that unfolded in May 1940.
Posted June 7, 2012
Very informative treatise with detailed descriptions of events. It addresses the leaders failures to understand the course of battle and stresses the importance of proper communication channnels that became even more important as the war waged on.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.