The History Behind the Major Motion Picture

Book - 2017
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The Battle of Dunkirk, in May/June 1940, is remembered as a stunning defeat, yet a major victory as well. The Nazis had beaten back the Allies and pushed them across France to the northern port of Dunkirk. In the ultimate race against time, more than 300,000 Allied soldiers were daringly evacuated across the Channel. This moment of German aggression was used by Winston Churchill as a call to Franklin Roosevelt to enter the war. Now, historian Joshua Levine explores the real lives of those soldiers, bombed and strafed on the beaches for days on end, without food or ammunition; the civilians whose boats were overloaded; the airmen who risked their lives to buy their companions on the ground precious time; and those who did not escape.
Publisher: New York :, William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers,, [2017].
Edition: 1st U.S. Ed.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062740304
Characteristics: 354 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates :,illustrations (some color) ;,21 cm.


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Apr 27, 2019

I intend to own this, as the audio is wonderful IMO. The reader is great & I cannot find any others he reads:( The content just past the conversation about the techniques of filming - about 2 on my MP3 display is so deep in historical facts I've never found anywhere else. These were 'kids' as a majority of soldiers, many fresh off the rural areas with little schooling. One of the best books I've listened to in years - my top 10.

UPDATE: Levine has several other books about the wars & those who served. I had to send for the used paperbacks & so worth the effort.

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