[PDF / Epub] ★ Dunkirk - The Men They Left Behind Author Sean Longden – Playutopia.us

Dunkirk - The Men They Left Behind At 2AM On The Morning Of The 3rd Of June 1940, General Harold Alexander Searched Along The Quayside, Holding Onto His Megaphone And Called Is Anyone There Is Anyone There Before Turning His Boat Back Towards England Tradition Tells Us That The Dramatic Events Of The Evacuation Of Dunkirk, In Which 300,000 BEF Servicemen Escaped The Nazis, Was A Victory Gained From The Jaws Of Defeat For The First Time, Rather Than Telling The Tale Of The 300,000 Who Escaped, Sean Longden Reveals The Story Of The 40,000 Men Sacrificed In The Rearguard Battles On The Beaches And Sand Dunes, Besides The Roads And Amidst The Ruins Lay The Corpses Of Hundreds Who Had Not Reached The Boats Elsewhere, Hospitals Full Of The Sick And Wounded Who Had Been Left Behind To Receive Treatment From The Enemy S Doctors And Further Afield Still Fighting Hard Alongside Their French Allies Was The Entire 51st Highland Division, Whose War Had Not Finished As The Last Boats Slipped Away Also Scattered Across The Countryside Were Hundreds Of Lost And Lonely Soldiers These Evaders Had Also Missed The Boats And Were Now Desperately Trying To Make Their Own Way Home, Either By Walking Across France Or Rowing Across The Channel The Majority, However, Were Now Prisoners Of War Who Were Forced To Walk On The Death Marches All The Way To The Camps In Germany And Poland, Where They Were Forgotten Until 1945.

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  • Paperback
  • 551 pages
  • Dunkirk - The Men They Left Behind
  • Sean Longden
  • 11 May 2018
  • 1845299779

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  1. says:

    With this book, Mr Longden relates one of the important untold stories of World War II what happened to the 40,000 or so members of the BEF who didn t make it off the beaches of Dunkirk The author makes the charge that their experiences have been deliberately underplayed, both at the time by the British Government and later by historians who could not see past the triumph of Dunkirk.In telling their tale, the author has organized the narrative around the various types of experience the men With this book, Mr Longden relates one of the important untold stories of World War II what happened to the 40,000 or so members of the BEF who didn t make it off the beaches of Dunkirk The author makes the charge that their experiences have been deliberately underplayed, both at the time by the British Government and later by historians who could not see past the triumph of Dunkirk.In telling their tale, the author has organized the narrative around the various types of experience the men had Roughly the first fifth of the narrative is recapping the fight for France and the retreat to Dunkirk following the German invasion In this section, Mr Longden highlights the shortcomings of the British Army, both in leadership and equipment Following Dunkirk, the author relates the va...


  2. says:

    A well written and well researched book about the British troops that was left behind after the evacuation of the B.E.F British expedition force at Dunkirk.This book includes many first hand accounts about how the 40,000 that were left behind found ways to get back home and the ones who were captured and marched all the way into Germany and Poland to see out the rest of the war in the many POW camps dotted around these two countries.This book most certaintly opened my eyes as to what it was li A well written and well researched book about the British troops that was left behind after the evacuation of the B.E.F British expedition force at Dunkirk.This book includes many first hand accounts about how the 40,000 that were left behind found ways to get...


  3. says:

    Last July I found myself looking out from the white cliffs of Dover peering across the English Channel at France After touring the tunnel caves carved out during Napoleon s time and put to use by the British during World War II I began to wonder what it was like for the soldiers who were not rescued by the mythical British flotilla that saved so many at Dunkirk While browsing in the main bookstore for the historical replication of the tunnel caves I came across Sean Longden s DUNKIRK THE ME Last July I found myself looking out from the white cliffs of Dover peering across the English Channel at France After touring the tunnel caves carved out during Napoleon s time and put to use by the British during World War II I began to wonder what it was like for the soldiers who were not rescued by the mythical British flotilla that saved so many at Dunkirk While browsing in the main bookstore for the historical replication of the tunnel caves I came across Sean Longden s DUNKIRK THE MEN THEY LEFT BEHIND What unfolds in Longden s narrative is the horrific experience of the 40,000 British soldiers who were not rescued as the Germans marched through France and threatened the channel coast These were the men who performed a rearguard action that allowed the hundreds of thousands of British soldiers to escape The story of the rearguard soldiers who would s...


  4. says:

    Very well researched piece of work on the soldiers that were all but forgotten in the 1940 evacuation from Dunkirk It took me until half way through the book to get in to the subject the first half is very heavy with army manoeuvres etc, where as my interest was in the stories of th...


  5. says:

    Forget all the crap you ve seen read about the Miracle of Dunkirk and The Great Escape This book contains the story of the 40,000 British soldiers most of whom fought desperate and bloody rearguard actions to allow the British Expeditionary Force to escape from Dunkirk and elsewhere who were sent to POW camps throughout Germany and Eastern Europe, who were starved and beaten by German Army soldiers as well as the SS Who were punched, kicked and spat at by German civilians It tells Forget all the crap you ve seen read about the Miracle of Dunkirk and The Great Escape This book contains the story of the 40,000 British soldiers most of whom fought desperate and bloody rearguard actions to allow the British Expeditionary Force to escape from Dunkirk and elsewhere who were sent to POW camps throughout Germany and Eastern Europe, who were starved and beaten by German Army soldiers as well as the SS Who were punched, kicked and spat at by German civilians ...


  6. says:

    Read this book because my Uncle Robert Connor was captured in Dunkirk actually, I was corrected that he was captured in St Valery, France in May of 1940 Often, Dunkirk is viewed as a success the men who were able to successfully retreat back to England But, for every 7 men who returned, 1 soldier was left behind For the British army fighting the Germans, it was like fighting with WWI weapons against the powerful, up to date German weapons and soldiers Before Dunkirk, many British believ Read this book because my Uncle Robert Connor was captured in Dunkirk actually, I was corrected that he was captured in St Valery, France in May of 1940 Often, Dunkirk is viewed as a success the men who were able to successfully retreat back to England But, for every 7 men who returned, 1 soldier was left behind For the British army fighting the Germans, it was like fighting with WWI weapons against the powerful, up to date German weapons and soldiers Before Dunkirk, many British believed that a phoney war was being fought on the continent And, that the German army was we...


  7. says:

    Well researched and very readable account of an aspect of the Battle for France that has not entered the popular consciousness to the same degree as the miracle of deliverance that was the evacuation of the BEF from the beaches of Dunkirk A few proof reading errors and occasionall...


  8. says:

    Most books and movies focus on the men plucked off the beaches by the Royal Navy and the fleet of British boats and ships But this book, thankfully, sheds much needed light on those that stayed behind, enga...


  9. says:

    Very powerul workA well written account of a side of the Dunkirk story which I was totally unaware of Moving, powerful, and strangely inspirational Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all those who fought and either fell, escaped or were captured


  10. says:

    Well written and researched Longden tells the story of those that sacrificed in order to give their comrades time to escape the beaches of Dunkirk.

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