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Riassunto: On 12 June 1940, more than a week after the last British troops had been evacuated from Dunkirk, the 51st (Highland) Division was forced to surrender to General Erwin Rommel's 7th Panzer Division at St Valery-en-Caux. More than 10,000 members of the Division were driven into five years of captivity in prison camps. Down to their last few rounds of ammunition, desperately short of food and sleep after 12 days of remorseless combat, the soldiers and their brave commander, General Victor Fortune, were still full of fight, but the odds against them were overwhelming. Drawing upon over 100 personal interviews with survivors of the battle, upon unit war diaries, personal letters and journals, as well as official documents and reports, the author traces the story of the Highland Division from its arrival in France, through the excitement of patrol operations in front of the Maginot Line and its magnificent defensive battles on the Somme and the Bresle, to the final, desperate stand in the little Norman seaport of St Valery. This book gives a historian's view of the political background which led to the decision to sacrifice the Division, despite protestations of many generals, in the hope of persuading the French to fight on in the Battle of France - which, in truth, was already irretrievably lost - and to demonstrate to the world that Britain was standing firm by her ally.
L'autore: Saul David is the acclaimed author of the Brassey's title Mutiny at Salerno: An Injustice Exposed, as well as Military Blunders: The How and Why of Military Failure. The author's most recent book The Indian Mutiny: 1857 (Penguin, 2003) has been a paperback bestseller.
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Descrizione libro Brasseys (UK) Ltd, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used; Acceptable. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. The book is perfectly readable and fit for use, although it shows signs of previous ownership. The spine is likely creased and the cover scuffed or slightly torn. Textbooks will typically have an amount of underlining and/or highlighting, as well as notes. If this book is over 5 years old, then please expect the pages to be yellowing or to have age spots. Codice libro della libreria CHL1647916
Descrizione libro Brasseys (UK) Ltd, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Two library stamps to ffep and half title page. Good+ condition book with dust jacket. DJ is clean, has fresh colours and has little wear to edges. Book has clean content with a light tone to page ends. Codice libro della libreria 9999-9996651364
Descrizione libro Brassey's, Lon., 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. First. very nice copy. Codice libro della libreria 002728
Descrizione libro Brassey's, London, 1994. hardcover. Condizione libro: good. Condizione sovraccoperta: very good. First. Illus. 8vo, blue cloth, d.w., cloth soiled. London: Brassey's, (1994). Codice libro della libreria 267605
Descrizione libro Brassey's (UK) Ltd, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Codice libro della libreria GD-183-X9-0699810
Descrizione libro Brassey's (UK) Ltd, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very good. Codice libro della libreria HH-183-X9-0699810
Descrizione libro Brassey's (UK) Ltd, 1994. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! j. Codice libro della libreria 185753039XD