Facebook X YouTube Instagram Pinterest NetGalley
Google Books previews are unavailable because you have chosen to turn off third party cookies for enhanced content. Visit our cookies page to review your cookie settings.

Dunkirk: From Disaster to Deliverance (Paperback)

Channel Ports

Military > Battlefield Guidebooks > WWII Battlefield Guides WWII > Battles & Campaigns > Dunkirk

By Patrick Wilson
Imprint: Pen & Sword Battleground
Series: Battleground: WWII
ISBN: 9780850527018
Published: 27th July 1999
Last Released: 1st August 2007



You'll be £9.95 closer to your next £10.00 credit when you purchase Dunkirk: From Disaster to Deliverance. What's this?
+£4.99 UK Delivery or free UK delivery if order is over £40
(click here for international delivery rates)

Order within the next 4 hours, 39 minutes to get your order processed the next working day!

Need a currency converter? Check XE.com for live rates

The miracle of Dunkirk. The defeat that was a triumph. Overwhelmed by the German blitzkreig the British Expeditionary Force somehow extricated itself, less gigantic quantities of equipment and over 300,000 troops, to our island fortress to fight another day. That much is well known. But, as the author fascinatingly reveals, many myths surround the momentous days and hours when Britain's future hung in the balance.

There was much more to the Dunkirk story than evacuating the beaches in the little ships and boats. The book also describes the heroic delaying actions at strongpoints such as Cassel, the tragic massacre of Wormhoult/Eschelbeck, the perimeter battles, the role of the RAF and the importance of the Dunkirk Mole, from whence the majority embarked.

Patrick Wilson describes the overall strategy that was hastily adopted as well as graphically detailing individual actions. In true Battleground Europe style, this splendid little book is both an essential companion to the visitor to these thoroughly accessible battlefields as well as a rattling good read in the comfort of your home.

There are no reviews for this book. Register or Login now and you can be the first to post a review!

About Patrick Wilson

Patrick Wilson is a young professional historian with a fast-growing reputation. His first book Dunkirk - From Disaster to Deliverance (Leo Cooper) was an immediate success, and reprinted within 3 months. His second book So Far From Home goes on sale this Autumn. War Behind The Wire is his first TV tie-in.

More titles by Patrick Wilson

Customers who bought this title also bought...

Other titles in the series...

Other titles in Pen & Sword Battleground...