Serves as a great and convincing riposte to the banner-waving tale that is normally told. --Catholic Herald
A meticulously-researched, very well written and deeply moving account of the experiences of the forty thousand British soldiers who fell into German hands during the Dunkirk campaign. --Andrew Roberts
In Sean Longden [the POWs] have found a sensitive and capable chronicler, and his sensitive book cannot fail to elicit sympathy for their suffering and admiration for their sacrifice. --Dominic Sandbrook, Evening Standard
The true story of the 41,000 British soldiers who were left behind after the evacuation of Dunkirk, May 1940.