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The miracle of Dunkirk : the true story of Operation Dynamo, Walter Lord

Label
The miracle of Dunkirk : the true story of Operation Dynamo
Title
The miracle of Dunkirk
Title remainder
the true story of Operation Dynamo
Statement of responsibility
Walter Lord
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In May 1940, the remnants of the French and British armies, broken by Hitler's blitzkrieg, retreated to Dunkirk. Hemmed in by overwhelming Nazi strength, the 338,000 men gathered on the beach were all that stood between Hitler and Western Europe. Crush them, and the path to Paris and London was clear. Unable to retreat any farther, the Allied soldiers set up defense positions and prayed for deliverance. Prime Minister Winston Churchill ordered an evacuation on May 26, expecting to save no more than a handful of his men. But Britain would not let its soldiers down. Hundreds of fishing boats, pleasure yachts, and commercial vessels streamed into the Channel to back up the Royal Navy, and in a week nearly the entire army was ferried safely back to England
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1917-2002
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Lord, Walter
Dewey number
940.54/21428
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D756.5.D8
LC item number
L67 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Dunkirk, Battle of (Dunkerque, France : 1940)
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Dunkirk, Battle of, Dunkerque, France, 1940
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Military campaigns
  • France
  • France
Label
The miracle of Dunkirk : the true story of Operation Dynamo, Walter Lord
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The closing trap -- No. 17 turns up -- "Operation Dynamo" -- Buying time -- "Plenty of troops, few boats" -- The gap -- Torpedoes in the night -- Assault from the sky -- The little ships -- "Bras dessus, bras-dessus!" -- Holding the perimeter -- "I have never prayed so hard before" -- "BEF evacuated" -- The last might -- Deliverance
Control code
ocn989968243
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiv, 349 pages
Isbn
9781504047548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)989968243
Label
The miracle of Dunkirk : the true story of Operation Dynamo, Walter Lord
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The closing trap -- No. 17 turns up -- "Operation Dynamo" -- Buying time -- "Plenty of troops, few boats" -- The gap -- Torpedoes in the night -- Assault from the sky -- The little ships -- "Bras dessus, bras-dessus!" -- Holding the perimeter -- "I have never prayed so hard before" -- "BEF evacuated" -- The last might -- Deliverance
Control code
ocn989968243
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xiv, 349 pages
Isbn
9781504047548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)989968243

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