Calais

Jon Cooksey

 
Date Published :
January 2003
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Series :
Battleground Europe
Illustration :
illustrated
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781580970112
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 8.5 X 5.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$16.95

Overview
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As German armored columns moved to seal off French ports from retreating British troops in 1940, Winston Churchill had few reserves he could commit. In an attempt to delay the Germans at Calais, Churchill sent in two battalions of the Irish Guards and Welsh Guards in a hastily-organized amphibious landing. In Battleground Europe style, eyewitness accounts and original photographs provide previously unknown details. A guide is also provided to the monuments, battle sites and accommodations in this historic city as they are today.

About The Author
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Jon Cooksey is a leading military historian who takes a special interest in the history of the world wars. He is the editor of Stand To!, the journal of the Western Front Association, and he is an experienced battlefield guide. His books include The Barnsley Pals, Calais, Harry’s War and, as editor, Blood and Iron.

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