Dunkirk

Discussion in '1940' started by Gage, Oct 20, 2006.

  1. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

    Hi.
    Can anyone give me some ideas in good books to read on Dunkirk, please. And any websites with good content would also be great. Thanks.
     
  2. Owen

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  3. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Nearly finished Hugh Sebag-Montefiore's Dunkirk-Fight to the Last Man and I'd recommend this to anyone with a bit of an interest in what happened between May - June 1940.

    I would describe it as the modern definative book on all things Dunkirk, well written between his own words and accounts from those who were there with lots of sources and some very good maps in the back.

    I'm not sure about Major Ryder pointing to his heart though after being massacred with his men at Paradis.

    Lots of copies on here from 65p:

    hugh sebag montefiore - dunkirk fight to the last man - AbeBooks


    Cheers
    Andy
     
  5. 52nd Airborne

    52nd Airborne Green Jacket Brat

    I would go along with the book suggested by Andy however, I would also recommend Sean Longden's book - Dunkirk, The Men They Left Behind as an excellent follow on.
     
  6. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

    Thanks for more input and I have both books but haven't read them yet.
     
  7. CROONAERT

    CROONAERT Ipsissimus

    I would describe it as the modern definative book on all things Dunkirk, well written between his own words and accounts from those who were there with lots of sources and some very good maps in the back.

    I agree that it is by far the best and most complete general (modern) book on the campaign. However, with so much left out of the story (both in this volume and in practically all books on the subject) I'm still waiting for 'the' definitive book to be released... if it ever is. It's a damned valiant effort though!

    Dave
     
  8. ChrisR

    ChrisR Senior Member

    Came across this account the other day relating to Bray Dunes near Dunkirk. A Royal Engineer, Hudson went on to make a name for himself in bomb disposal.
    John Hudson at Dunkirk


    More on the man here -
    John Hudson
     
  9. JCB

    JCB Senior Member

    Thats very interesting ,thanks for posting , best info on the beach queueing system I've read.
     

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