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Their Finest Hour / Edition 1

Their Finest Hour / Edition 1

by Winston S. Churchill, John Keegan


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Their Finest Hour / Edition 1

The eight uneasy, dangerous months from May to December 1940, as Britain stands isolated and Germany follows its war path.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780395410561
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 05/28/1986
Series: Second World War Series , #2
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 720
Sales rank: 149,676
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 1.35(d)

About the Author

Winston S. Churchill (1874-1965) has been called by historians "the man of the twentieth century." Prime Minister of Great Britain (1940-1945), Churchill won the Nobel prize for literature in 1953.

Table of Contents

Book IThe Fall of France
Chapter IThe National Coalition3
Chapter IIThe Battle of France: The First Week. Gamelin25
Chapter IIIThe Battle of France: The Second Week. Weygand47
Chapter IVThe March to the Sea66
Chapter VThe Deliverance of Dunkirk87
Chapter VIThe Rush for the Spoils105
Chapter VIIBack to France122
Chapter VIIIHome Defence. June143
Chapter IXThe French Agony157
Chapter XThe Bordeaux Armistice175
Chapter XIAdmiral Darlan and the French Fleet. Oran197
Chapter XIIThe Apparatus of Counter-attack. 1940213
Chapter XIIIAt Bay225
Chapter XIVThe Invasion Problem247
Chapter XVOperation "Sea Lion"266
Book IIAlone
Chapter XVIThe Battle of Britain281
Chapter XVIIThe Blitz301
Chapter XVIII"London Can Take It"316
Chapter XIXThe Wizard War337
Chapter XXUnited States Destroyers and West Indian Bases353
Chapter XXIEgypt and the Middle East369
Chapter XXIIThe Mediterranean Passage388
Chapter XXIIISeptember Tensions403
Chapter XXIVDakar419
Chapter XXVMr. Eden's Mission438
Chapter XXVIRelations with Vichy and Spain449
Chapter XXVIIMussolini Attacks Greece470
Chapter XXVIIILend-Lease488
Chapter XXIXGermany and Russia509
Chapter XXXOcean Peril525
Chapter XXXIDesert Victory538
A.Minutes and Telegrams, May-December 1940559
B.Loss by Encmy Action of British, Allied, and Neutral Merchant Tonnage637
C.Aircraft Strength--Battle of Britain, 1940640
D.Correspondence relating to Dakar between Mr. Churchill and Mr. Menzies645
E.List of Operational Code Names650
F.List of Abbreviations651
Maps and Diagrams
The Forward Movements, starting May 1029
The Opposing Forces, May 1337
German Advances on Successive Days, May 13-17, 194041
Situation, Evening May 1850
Situation, Evening May 2259
Battle of Arras, May 21-2263
Situation at Nightfall, May 2575
Area of Operations, May 194078
Situation, May 2885
Diagrams of Dunkirk Perimeter, May 29-June I93
The Opposing Forces on the Western Flank, June 5, 1940132
The German Advance, June 5-9133
The Last Stand of the French Army, June 1940170
General Map of Western France174
State of Readiness of Infantry Divisions239
Sketch Map of German Invasion Plan273
Graph of Battle of Britain298
Disposition of Main Fleets in Mediterranean, June 14, 1940389
General Map of N.W. France and Belgium462
Desert Victory, December 1940-January 1941545

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