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on 19 October 2010
This account covers not only the Dunkirk evacuation but also the Phoney War period of 1939-1940 in northern France; British army units serving in the Maginot Line and Gort Line; British soldiers' relations with the French civilians, including love affairs and brothel experiences; the advance into Belgium after May 10th 1940; fighting with the Germans on the River Dyle; German air attacks on refugees on the roads, May 1940; the failed Arras counter-stroke against German armour by British tanks and infantry; Churchill's futile gesture at sending army units to defend Calais and its awful outcome; the defence of the Dunkirk perimeter, etc.
It is absolutely gripping. One can hardly put the book down.