Flames of Calais

A Soldier's Battle 1940

Airey Neave

Date Published :
July 2003
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
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ISBN : 9781526748515
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
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The defense of Calais in May/June 1940 was a superb example of selfless courage and sacrifice. Sent by Churchill to divert the Germans from Dunkirk and so save the British Army from total annihilation and capture, 29 Brigade had orders not to evacuate or surrender.

Airey Neave, later to be Margaret Thatcher's right hand man until his assassination in 1979, was one of those who fought, and was wounded and captured there

About The Author

Airey Neave is a former soldier and politician.

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