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Alone : Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk : defeat into victory

Author: Michael Korda
Publisher: New York, NY : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Combining epic history with rich family stories, Michael Korda chronicles the outbreak of World War II and the great events that led to Dunkirk. In an absorbing work peopled with world leaders, generals, and ordinary citizens who fought on both sides of World War II, [this book] brings to resounding life perhaps the most critical year of twentieth-century history. For, indeed, May 1940 was a month like no other, as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, English
Named Person: Michael Korda; Michael Korda
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Korda
ISBN: 9781631491320 1631491326
OCLC Number: 982465233
Description: xiv, 525 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue : "The past is a foreign country" --
Part one. The Second Great War. To the brink --
The failure of diplomacy --
"Speak for England!" --
The phoney war --
Operation Pied Piper --
Case Yellow --
"Gad, gentlemen, here's to our greatest victory of the war" --
Hitler "missed the bus" --
"In the name of God, go" --
Part two. The Battle of France. "The top of the greasy pole" --
Rommel crosses the Meuse --
"We are beaten; we have lost the battle" --
"The mortal gravity of the hour" --
May 20, 1940 : "a pretty fair pig of a day" --
"The fatal slope" --
"Hard and heavy tidings" --
The sharp end of the stick --
The Battle of Arras : "we may be foutu" --
"Their zest and delight in shooting Germans was most entertaining" --
Part three. Dunkirk. The burghers of Calais --
"Fight it out to the bitter end" --
Flag officer, Dover --
The home front --
"Presume troops know they are cutting their way home to Blighty" --
Dynamo --
"Fight it out, here or elsewhere" --
Holding the line --
"The little ships" --
"The best mug of tea I have ever had in my life" --
"Arm in arm" --
"We are going to beat them" --
The Dunkirk spirit --
At sea.
Other Titles: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk :
Responsibility: Michael Korda.

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Combining epic history with rich family stories, Michael Korda chronicles the outbreak of the Second World War and the great events that led to Dunkirk.  Read more...
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"... a superb retelling of the extraordinary story of May 1940, which in my view can never be told enough... his [Korda's] work addresses all the latest research and analysis of other historians. He Read more...

 
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