Join us on a literary world trip!
Add this book to bookshelf
Grey
Write a new comment Default profile 50px
Grey
Subscribe to read the full book or read the first pages for free!
All characters reduced
The Dunkirk Perimeter and Evacuation 1940 - France and Flanders Campaign - cover

The Dunkirk Perimeter and Evacuation 1940 - France and Flanders Campaign

Jerry Murland

Publisher: Pen & Sword Military

  • 0
  • 0
  • 0

Summary

The history of a disastrous WWII setback, including numerous photos, maps, and information for visitors.   This book tells the story of the fierce fighting around the Dunkirk Perimeter during May and June 1940 between the retreating British Expeditionary Force and its French allies and the advancing German army. This grievous military setback was soon transformed into a morale-boosting symbol of the resilience of the British against a Germany that had crushed so many nations in a matter of weeks.   With over 200 black and white photographs and fourteen maps, this book looks at the units deployed around Dunkirk and Nieuport and their often desperate actions to prevent the inevitable advance of German forces opposing them. The evacuation of the BEF from the beaches east of Dunkirk is covered in detail from the perspective of the Royal Navy and from the standpoint of the soldier on the beaches.   Also included are details for travelers to the sites involved. In addition to visits to the relevant cemeteries, the book includes three appendices and two car tours, one tour covering the whole of the Dunkirk perimeter and the other covering Ramsgate and Dover, although there is plenty of scope for walking in both tours. There is also a walk around De Panne, which takes the tourist along the beach that saw so much of the evacuation, and into the back areas of the town where the Germans left their mark when clearing up after the British had gone.
Available since: 05/30/2019.
Print length: 240 pages.

Other books that might interest you

  • Requiem for America's Best Idea - National Parks in the Era of Climate Change - cover

    Requiem for America's Best Idea...

    Michael J. Yochim

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    In his enthusiastic explorations and fervent writing, Michael J. Yochim "was to Yellowstone what Muir was to Yosemite. . . . Other times, his writing is like that of Edward Abbey, full of passion for the natural world and anger at those who are abusing it." In 2013 Yochim was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). While fighting the disease, he wrote Requiem for America's Best Idea. The book establishes a unique parallel between Yochim's personal struggle with a terminal illness and the impact climate change is having on the national parks—the treasured wilderness that he loved and to which he dedicated his life.Yochim explains how climate change is already impacting the vegetation, wildlife, and the natural conditions in Olympic, Grand Canyon, Glacier, Yellowstone, and Yosemite National Parks. A poignant and thought-provoking work, Requiem for America's Best Idea investigates the interactions between people and nature and the world that can inspire and destroy them.
    Show book
  • The Art of War - cover

    The Art of War

    Sun Tzu

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    The Art of War Sun Tzu - The Art of War is a 6th Century BC Chinese treatise on war and military strategy known for its timeless examples of strategy and planning. There is intense interest in this ancient work since it teaches how to be victorious in conflict and that the final victory ultimately is to see war as an effort to win minds and hearts rather than a mere acquisition of territory and wealth.    The Art of War by Sun Tzu is a two thousand year old work, reputedly authored by a famous military general and strategist who lived in ancient China. Apart from this, he is also revered and respected in many South Asian countries as a learned philosopher. The book is divided into thirteen chapters and there is historical evidence to prove that it was written over a period of time and perhaps with many borrowings and collaborations with other similar works of the period. However, it was also heavily criticized by generations of scholars and thinkers in later centuries as it advocated deception and spying as accepted strategies in war. Many scholars have also doubted whether a figure such as Sun Tzu existed at all and have found several inaccuracies in terms of the timeframe in which the book was supposed to have been written. Many feel that the original work may have undergone several revisions over the centuries before being consolidated in its present form. Whatever the nature of these opinions The Art of War remains a fascinating, valuable and extremely interesting work.    Each chapter explores a different aspect of war. Beginning with elaborate plans that should be put in place before the commencement of war, the book goes on to describe different situations in which wars are fought, the kind of strategies employed in various types of terrain, understanding the nature of the enemy and finally positioning, timing and methods of attack.    For present day corporate warriors, The Art of War is an invaluable text. Business management, sports and politics are some of the fields where it has found immense application. Conflict resolution theory has been immeasurably enhanced with the addition of Sun Tzu's millennia-old tried and tested methods. It also provides valuable assistance in the grooming of leaders, understanding and appreciating the opponent and leveraging one's own advantages.    The Art of War provides compelling reading for anyone who is interested in the dynamics of negotiation, competition, mediation, planning and arbitration.
    Show book
  • Daniel Defoe's Railway Journey - A Surreal Odyssey Through Modern Britain - cover

    Daniel Defoe's Railway Journey -...

    Stuart Campbell

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Daniel Defoe's Railway Journey describes the odyssey undertaken by two eccentric pensioners as they travel on every mile of railway track in the UK. Surreal and poignant by turns, Stuart Campbell describes the people they meet and the unwanted adventures that befall them. He is aided and abetted by the ghost of Daniel Defoe, writer, soldier, businessman and spy who completed his own journey in the 1720s.
    Show book
  • The Upgrade - A Cautionary Tale of a Life Without Reservations - cover

    The Upgrade - A Cautionary Tale...

    Paul Carr

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    “An uproarious and brilliant story of friendship, alcoholism and itinerancy, penned by an adorably self-obsessed attention-seeker.”—Wired UK   Bored, broke and struggling to survive in one of the most expensive cities on earth, Paul Carr comes to the surprising realization that it would actually be cheaper to live in a luxury hotel in Manhattan than in his tiny one-bedroom apartment. Inspired by that possibility, he decides to sell most of his possessions, abandon his old life and spend a year living entirely without commitments, as a modern-day nomad.   Thanks to Paul’s ability to talk his way into increasingly ridiculous situations, what begins as a one-year experiment soon becomes a permanent lifestyle—a life lived in luxury hotels and mountain-top villas. A life of fast cars, Hollywood actresses and Icelandic rock stars. Of 6,000-mile booty calls, of partying with 800 female hairdressers dressed only in bedsheets, and of nearly dying at the hands of Spanish drug dealers. And, most bizarrely of all, a life that still costs less than his surviving on cold pizza in his old apartment.   Yet, as word of Paul’s exploits starts to spread—first online, then through a national newspaper column and eventually a book deal—he finds himself forced constantly to up the stakes in order to keep things interesting. With his behavior spiraling to dangerous—and sometimes criminal—levels, he is forced to ask the question: is there such a thing as too much freedom? “There’s no denying that he’s an idiotic, irresponsible chancer—qualities that make him an unpredictable travel companion, but put his story-telling skills in first class.”—Daily Record
    Show book
  • Denver Travel Guide - 101 Unique Interesting & Fun Places to Visit Explore and Experience Denver Colorado to the Fullest from A to Z - cover

    Denver Travel Guide - 101 Unique...

    HowExpert, Caitlyn Knuth

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    Denver is a city of incredible growth that beckons to the masses from all walks of life. From artists to outdoor enthusiasts, professionals in finance to those who live for finding their next creative outlet, this mountainside city calls out in a dramatic fashion and it’s hard for many to resist. A soaring population has led to a booming job market, drastic changes in housing options and an overwhelming sense that with urban sprawl has arrived endless possibilities. 
    So, what exactly is it that makes Denver so irresistible? Whether you’re considering a quick trip through the city for fun or scouting for a future place to call home, Denver is made up of an ever-growing list of fantastic restaurants, shopping hubs, sporting events and cultural activities that make it one of the most unique places on the map. With a city-scape that is altering itself every day, it’s worth your time to capture the heart of Denver today because tomorrow is destined to bring along something entirely new. 
    When you travel to Denver, you join up with those who are in pursuit of the best art, music and outdoor excursions the state has to offer. From exciting ski trips beyond the Front Range to a day indulging in modern art downtown, Denver is built on diverse passions and has no intention of slowing down when it comes to capitalizing on creativity. It is a city where contrast is celebrated and proudly protected. As new homes, apartments and condominiums hit the market at a breathtaking pace, local organizations work equally hard at preserving those historic homes that make Denver unique. With groups of people committed to making progress while honoring the past, Denver is a place where you can witness the evolution of a city within the context of its very own history. 
    HowExpert publishes quick 'how to' guides on all topics from A to Z by everyday experts.
    Show book
  • Sisters on the Fly - Caravans Campfires and Tales from the Road - cover

    Sisters on the Fly - Caravans...

    Irene Rawlings

    • 0
    • 0
    • 0
    The Sisters on the Fly know they're having more fun than anyone! Now you're invited to join them on their cross-country road trips as author Irene Rawlings takes you inside the Sisters' decorated vintage trailers. Each trailer reflects its owner's personality, and the Sisters share their individual stories behind their loving restorations--and a few of the wilder outdoor adventures they've experienced along the way.The Sisters also share tips for buying and restoring vintage trailers because they know that once you see all the fun they're having fly-fishing, riding horses, camping, eating, laughing, and loving, you just might want to join their cowgirl caravan when it heads out for the next adventure.Sisters on the Fly will inspire readers with charming and witty anecdotes from the Sisters as they experience the open road and some of the most beautiful places in the country. It is organized around fishing, food, friendship, love, and loss. And, of course, around beautiful vintage trailers that have been lovingly transformed from "trashed to treasured."The book features dozens of engaging stories about the incredible women who buy and restore these trailers, as well as sidebars loaded with both practical and whimsical information for anyone who is ready to find her own trailer and join the caravan. 
    Show book