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Tigers at Dunkirk: The Leicestershire Regiment and the Fall of Fr

Tigers at Dunkirk: The Leicestershire Regiment and the Fall of France - Matthew Richardson

Barnsley: Pen & Sword Military, 2010, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Near Fine — in Near Fine Dustwrapper.

Includes: Black & white photographs; Maps (3);

From the cover: “In this compelling new study of the disastrous 1940 campaign in France and Flanders, Matthew Richardson reconstructs in vivid detail the British army’s defeat as it was experienced by the soldiers of a single battalion, the 2nd/5th Leicesters. These men typified the ill-equipped, under-trained British Territorial battalions that faced the blitzkrieg and the might of Hitler’s legions. They were thrown into a series of desperate, one-sided engagements that resulted in a humiliating retreat, then evacuation from Dunkirk. This is their story.

The bitter, confused character of the fighting is seen through the eyes of the men who were there. The clarity of their recollection gives a fascinating insight into the extraordinary strain of the campaign which tested the men and their officers to the limit of their skill and endurance, and sometimes beyond. Matthew Richardson also describes the aftermath which for many of the men was far from easy. Those who made it back to Britain lived to fight again, but others were taken prisoner by the Germans and spent five hard years in captivity.

This gripping account of the men of Dunkirk is based on interviews with surviving members of the battalion, and much previously unpublished information.”


Jacket designed by Jon Wilkinson. Foreword or introduction by J. L. ‘Moe’ Harper. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (xx) 138 pages.
£11.80
Tigers at Dunkirk: The Leicestershire Regiment and the Fall of Fr