Dunkirk: Recommended reading from Pen & Sword

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The real stories of Dunkirk

With the new Hollywood blockbuster Dunkirk, directed by Christopher Nolan, hitting cinema screens this weekend, we have picked out some recommended reading on the subject covering all facets of the Miracle of Dunkirk, including the events leading up to the evacuation and the aftermath.

Among the selected titles (some of which are shown below), there are first-hand and regimental accounts, Images of War photographic collections, battlefield guidebooks to visiting the area, accounts of the Luftwaffe, alternative history and more. Many titles are also discounted, with up to 50% off.

The Road to Dunkirk Over the Wire The Royal Navy at Dunkirk Cassel and Hazebrouck 1940

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Retreat and Rearguard – Dunkirk 1940 Sunk by Stukas, Survived at Salerno Dunkirk and the Fall of France Tigers at Dunkirk

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Dunkirk digital catalogue – click to browse all Dunkirk titles

Dunkirk – a Battleground guide by Patrick Wilson

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Dunkirk – From Disaster to Deliverance

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.

This week’s new releases
The Severn Valley Railway SS Das Reich At War 1939-1945 Being British

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Conquerors of the Roman Empire: The Goths Dawn of Victory, Thank You China! The Coming Storm

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Scipio Africanus Gloucester’s Military Legacy Nottingham’s Military Legacy

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99p eBook: Fighting Through from Dunkirk to Hamburg

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Fighting Through from Dunkirk to Hamburg – A Green Howard’s Wartime Memoir.

When Bill Cheall joined up in April 1939, he could not have imagined the drama, trauma, rewards and anguish that lay in store.

First and foremost a Green Howard, he saw the sharp end of the Nazis’ Blitzkrieg and was evacuated exhausted. Next step, courtesy of the Queen Mary, was North Africa as part of Monty’s 8th Army. After victory in Tunisia, the Sicily invasion followed. The Green Howards returned to England to be in the vanguard of the Normandy Landings on GOLD Beach (his colleague, Sergeant Major Stan Hollis won the only VC on 6 June and Bill Cheall was wounded). Once fit, Cheall returned to the war zone and finished the war as a Regimental Policeman in occupied Germany.

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