The Resource I fought at Dunkirk, Mike Rossiter

I fought at Dunkirk, Mike Rossiter

Label
I fought at Dunkirk
Title
I fought at Dunkirk
Statement of responsibility
Mike Rossiter
Title variation
I fought at Dunkirk :bseven veterans remember the German invasion of France
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book tells the story of a handful of men who remember the time, more than seventy years ago when Germany swept through Europe. They took part in the first successful skirmishes against the formidable German army, and then held their own as enemy armoured columns sliced through neutral Holland and Belgium. But within a week they were retreating, angry, confused and disheartened. The French Army had collapsed, leaving the BEF exposed and vulnerable. On the move for days, they became exhausted and hungry, low on ammunition, heading for their last stand at the beaches of Dunkirk. In shocked despair, they saw there the wreckage of a British army and waited for an uncertain rescue from the Royal Navy. The veterans in this book saw action in the first battles on the front line, and fought in the last ditch defence of Dunkirk. They saw their comrades bombed and drowned off the beaches. Their individual accounts take the reader through every aspect of these young men's war in France, from confident idyllic days of the phoney war in the French countryside, to the sudden shock of battle, leading to the fear and confusion of retreat and the despair of Dunkirk."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
940.5421428
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
D756.5.D8
LC item number
R67 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
I fought at Dunkirk, Mike Rossiter
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I fought at Dunkirk, Mike Rossiter
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-292) and index. -"This book tells the story of a handful of men who remember the time, more than seventy years ago when Germany swept through Europe. They took part in the first successful skirmishes against the formidable German army, and then held their own as enemy armoured columns sliced through neutral Holland and Belgium. But within a week they were retreating, angry, confused and disheartened. The French Army had collapsed, leaving the BEF exposed and vulnerable. On the move for days, they became exhausted and hungry, low on ammunition, heading for their last stand at the beaches of Dunkirk. In shocked despair, they saw there the wreckage of a British army and waited for an uncertain rescue from the Royal Navy. The veterans in this book saw action in the first battles on the front line, and fought in the last ditch defence of Dunkirk. They saw their comrades bombed and drowned off the beaches. Their individual accounts take the reader through every aspect of these young men's war in France, from confident idyllic days of the phoney war in the French countryside, to the sudden shock of battle, leading to the fear and confusion of retreat and the despair of Dunkirk."--Publisher's description
Control code
14326683
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
xii, 306 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780593065945
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780593065938
  • (OCoLC)793213437

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