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Darkest Hour, Finest Hour

Darkest Hour, Finest Hour [Kindle Edition]

Nick Shepley
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The year of 1940 was a strange mix of catastrophy and triumph for Britain and her ability to hold out against the seemingly unstoppable success of Hitler's war machine had profound implications for the rest of the war. This ebook covers the first German campaigns in the west, the fall of Norway and Denmark, the capture of Holland and Belgium and the collapse of France.
The biggest military disaster to befall the British Army in Europe left 300,000 men trapped at the port of Dunkirk, and it was British resilliance, organisation and determination that saved the majority of the British Expeditionary Force from anihillation on the beaches. Operation Dynamo and two other key evacuations gave Britain enough men from which to rebuild the British Army. Throughout it all the controversial figure of Winston Churchill, flawed, brilliant, inspirational and exasperating to his generals, united a country who's confidence had buckled, and led them on with inspirational words: "We Shall Never Surrender." You can download this first volume of Britain at war soon.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 654 KB
  • Print Length: 104 pages
  • Publisher: AUK Authors; 1.0 edition (15 Aug 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #807,468 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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How could the same hundred years produce genocides, global wars, consumer culture and the highest living standards in human history? How can this paradox be explained? It's these thoughts that keep me awake at night, endlessly disecting the modern era. This is why I decided to write the Explaining History series, because history for all of us is a powerful living enigma and one that frequently resists explanation.
I am a writer, teacher, sometimes journalist and advocate for better history in schools and in public discourse, and I'd like to think of the Explaining History series as a partnership between myself and you the readers. If you'd like to navigate the century and truly understand it in all its many confusing forms and narratives, think of me as merely the skilled local guide. In the next few months I will be focusing on China, the First World War and the Middle East, but I am open to requests as well. Visit the site and make it your own, message me, write for me and participate as much as you want in the discussion, history, after all is made by all of us, and perhaps that's how it should be written too. You can now also get in touch via my own personal site:

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read, Informative and Interesting 19 Feb 2014
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Darkest Hour, Finest Hour is an informative and interesting read which covers key moments which occurred up to and during 1940 and went someway in shaping the Second World War. The book is split into six chapters which each tackle an important moment. This focus on a few important early stages of the war ensures that all the material is relevant, and doesn’t just offer a generalised overview.

The writing flows really well, it is very enjoyable to read and the information is presented in way in which it is easy to digest.

A great read for anyone interested in learning more about the build up and first years of the Second World War. Darkest Hour, Finest Hour does not tell the complete story of the Second World War, but provides an informative analysis which is focused, concise and very engaging.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish 9 Feb 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Cheap trash.
Don't waste your time on a book that exploits the good work of other history authors with no attribution or references.
The author claims to be a teacher, but the writing is riddled with spelling and grammar mistakes. He doesn't even write real sentences much of the time.
Thrown together one wet English weekend?
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