Allan Mallinson

Forgotten Heroes

Dunkirk: Retreat to Victory


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Dunkirk: The Men They Left Behind


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King George VI summed up what must have been a widespread view among soldiers after Dunkirk: ‘Personally, I feel happier now that we have no allies to be polite to and to pamper.’ Julian Thompson quotes this in his masterly study of the military operations up to and during Operation Dynamo – the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) from Belgium and France in June 1940. 

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