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Desperate Victories

Military Despatches From Dunkirk to the Battle of Britain

GH Bennett

Churchill's rousing speeches and the popular narrative of the Battle of Britain and the 'miracle of Dunkirk' belie the grave reality of Britain's military position in 1940, when defeat seemed the most likely outcome. Presenting the contemporary situation without the romantic interpretations of hindsight, this book reproduces, with contextual commentary, the detailed despatches of contemporary generals Gort and Brooke and Air Chief Marshal Dowding, analysing the Battle of France, the withdrawal of the BEF and the Battle of Britain.
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  • Publisher: Amberley
  • Year: 2018
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 287pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • ISBN: 9781445668161
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.6kg
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