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    DescriptionIt could have been the biggest military disaster suffered by the British in the Second World War, but against all odds the British Army was successfully evacuated, and 'Dunkirk spirit' became synonymous with the strength of the British people in adversity. On the same day that Winston Churchill became Prime Minister, German troops invaded Holland, Luxembourg and Belgium. The eight-month period of calm that had existed since the declaration of war was over. But the defences constructed by the Allies in preparation failed to repel a German army with superior tactics. The British Expeditionary Force soon found themselves in an increasingly chaotic retreat. By the end of May 1940, over 400,000 Allied troops were trapped in and around the port of Dunkirk without shelter or supplies. Hitler's army was just ten miles away. On 26 May, the British Admiralty launched Operation Dynamo. This famous rescue mission sent every available vessel - from navy destroyers and troopships to pleasure cruisers and fishing boats - over the Channel to Dunkirk. Of the 850 'Little Ships' that sailed to Dunkirk, 235 were sunk by German aircraft or mines, but over this nine day period 338,000 British and French troops were safely evacuated. Drawing on the wealth of material from the Imperial War Museum Sound Archive, "Forgotten Voices of Dunkirk" presents in the words of both rescued and rescuers in an intimate and dramatic account of what Winston Churchill described as a 'miracle of deliverance'.


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    Title
    Forgotten Voices of Dunkirk
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joshua Levine
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 552 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780091932206
    ISBN 10: 0091932203
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC subject category V2: JWLF
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DDF
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, HBJD
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    LC classification: D
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Libri: I-HM
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100, HIS010000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 17
    DC22: 940.5421428
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH, 1DDF
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, NHD, NHWL, JWLF
    Illustrations note
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    Publisher
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    Ebury Press
    Publication date
    15 July 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Joshua Levine is the author of Forgotten Voices of the Blitz and the Battle for Britain (41,000 in two editions), Forgotten Voices of the Somme (20,500 in hardback) and On a Wing and a Prayer. He has also had plays performed on the London stage and on Radio 4, as well as scripting a television documentary about 18th century London for BBC2.
    Review quote
    "This book, magnificently edited by Joshua Levine, is a great tribute to the extraordinary spirit of an army shattered in battle but determined not to surrender" -- Peter Snow, from the introduction "Dramatic, detailed, intimate and immediate" Saga magazine