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Dunkirk Evacuation - Operation Dynamo Martin Mace

Dunkirk Evacuation - Operation Dynamo By Martin Mace

Dunkirk Evacuation - Operation Dynamo by Martin Mace

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Photographs of the Royal Navy destroyers and the requisitioned merchant and civilian vessels and of the sturdy lifeboats of the RNLI Classic images of the famous Little Ships', including the various paddle steamers that were involved. Scenes of the detritus of war - damage and destruction on an unprecedented scale.

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Dunkirk Evacuation - Operation Dynamo: Nine Days that Saved an Army by Martin Mace

The miracle' of Dunkirk is one of the most inspiring stories of all time. The British Expeditionary Force had been all but surrounded, and, with the French armies collapsing on all sides, it appeared that Britain was about to suffer the heaviest defeat in its history. When Winston Churchill's War Cabinet finally accepted that the Battle of France had been lost, preparations were made to try and rescue as many soldiers as possible from one of the few ports left open to the British Expeditionary Force - Dunkirk. So rushed and chaotic was the retreat to the Channel coast, with thousands of guns, vehicles and tanks being abandoned, there was little time for soldiers to consider taking photographs of the shocking scenes of death and destruction which surrounded them. Yet images do exist of the ships and boats of all descriptions which braved the bombs and guns of the German Air Force to rescue Britain's only field army from the clutches of Hitler's panzer divisions. One man in particular, Sub-Lieutenant John Rutherford Crosby, a member of the crew of the minesweeper, and converted Clyde paddle steamer, HMS Oriole, left a legacy of dramatic images. These include the never-to-be-forgotten scenes of long lines of tired and anxious troops stretching into the sea and of bombs exploding on the packed beaches - all with his own personal little camera. Other images in this book paint a vivid and memorable picture, as no words ever could, of the greatest evacuation of troops under fire.

About Martin Mace

JOHN GREHAN has written, edited or contributed to more than 300 books and magazine articles covering a wide span of military history from the Iron Age to the recent conflict in Afghanistan. John has also appeared on local and national radio and television to advise on military history topics. He was employed as the Assistant Editor of _Britain at War_ Magazine from its inception until 2014\\. John now devotes his time to writing and editing books. ALEXANDER NICOLL has been involved in writing and publishing military history for thirty years. He began his career with local history, and has since written numerous books and magazine articles, predominantly on subjects relating to the two world wars.

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Dunkirk Evacuation - Operation Dynamo: Nine Days that Saved an Army by Martin Mace
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Pen & Sword Books Ltd
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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