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Air Battle Dunkirk
by Norman L. R. Franks
Hardcover - 224 pages
Grub Street the Basement; ISBN: 1902304500

by Len Deighton
An account of Hitler's rise to power in a defeated, demoralized Germany analyzes the German blitzkrieg campaign that led to the nearly fatal encirclement of British and French forces at Dunkirk.
Hardcover - 296 pages
Castle; ISBN: 0785812075

Boulogne: 20 Guards Brigade's Fighting Defence (Battleground Europe Series)
by Jon Cooksey
Book Description: 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 Boulogne, Churchill sent in two battalions of the Irish Guards and Welsh Guards in a hastily-organized amphibious landing. Even the best infantrymen with no armor or artillery could do little against the panzers, and the two battalions were soon withdrawn. Casualties among the Welsh Guards were particularly heavy, leading several officers to be among the founders of the Special Air Service, where they could strike back at the Germans in a less conventional manner. 

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. 

Dunkirk (Battleground Europe Series)
by Patrick Wilson
The near-miraculous escape of the defeated British Army at Dunkirk from May 29 to June 3, 1940 was one of the most remarkable incidents of World War II, and helped inspire the British people to persevere during the years of struggle still ahead. Over 300,000 British troops were evacuated, both by the Royal Navy and numerous civilian volunteers. In addition to the effort at sea, the Dunkirk operation was made possible by determined resistance by British armor and infantry at Calais and Arras, and by an RAF not yet at peak effectivesness but able to hamper Luftwaffe operations over the beleaguered port.

Dunkirk has long played a role in English history, most notably in 1588, 1658 and during the First World War. All the units, personalities, and incidents of the 1940 campaign are described in full detail, including some controversial incidents not contained in previous accounts. The 1940 campaign and the surviving landmarks of this historic town are all illustrated with numerous photographs and maps in the popular Battleground Europe style. The Publisher.
Paperback - 192 pages (January 1, )
Casemate; ISBN: 158097046X

The Fall of Eben Emael: The Daring Airborne Assault That Sealed the Fate of France: May 1940
by James E. Mrazek
Listed under Military Gliders

Five Days in London, May 1940
by John Lukacs
Comprehensively traces the events of that long weekend, which culminated in Churchill's decision on May 28th to fight on, no matter what happened to France.
Hardcover - 288 pages
Yale Univ Pr; ISBN: 0300080301

France 1940 : Blitzkrieg in the West (Campaign Series, No 3)
by Alan Sheppard.
Paperback (June 1990)

Poland 1939: The Birth of Blitzkrieg (Campaign 107)
by Steve Zaloga, Howard Gerrard, Steven J. Zaloga

The Roots of Blitzkrieg: Hans von Seeckt and German Military Reform
by James S. Corum

German Army 1939-1945 (1) : Blitzkrieg (Men-At-Arms, No 311)
by Nigel Thomas, et al
Listed under German Uniforms

Hitler Strikes Poland: Blitzkrieg, Ideology, and Atrocity
Hitler Strikes Poland: Blitzkrieg, Ideology, and Atrocity
by Alexander B. Rossino
Hardcover from Univ Pr of Kansas
The Little Ships : The Heroic Rescue at Dunkirk in World War II
by Louise Borden, Michael Foreman (Illustrator)
Reading level: Ages 4-8
School & Library Binding (April )
Margaret McElderry; ISBN: 0689808275

The Miracle of Dunkirk (Wordsworth Collection)
by Walter Lord
Wordworth Military Library; ISBN: 185326685X

Pillar of Fire : Dunkirk 1940
by Ronald Atkin
The German advance of 1940 and the miraculous rescue of the British Expeditionary Force from the Dunkirk beaches has been described in several famous books but this dramatic first-hand account has not been readily available in the United States. Ronald Atkin's insightful account has been widely praised in Britain. In addition to unforgettable accounts of day-to-day actions, he offers perceptive observations on the inefficiency and unpreparedness of the British authorities in the face of German aggression.
Paperback: 264 pages
Birlinn Ltd; ISBN: 1841580783;

Poland and Scandinavia 1939-1940 (Blitzkrieg, 1)
Poland and Scandinavia 1939-1940 (Blitzkrieg, 1)
by Will Fowler
Paperback from Ian Allan Pub
Strange Victory : Hitler's Conquest of France
by Ernest R. May
Hardcover - 384 pages
Hill & Wang Pub; ISBN: 0809089068

The World War II Tommy : British Army Uniforms
European Theatre 1939-45 in Colour Photographs
by Martin Brayley, Richard Ingrams
Listed under British Army Uniforms

Hitler's Blitzkrieg Campaigns : The Invasion and Defense of Western Europe, 1939-1940
by J. E. Kaufmann, H. W. Kaufmann
(Hardcover - October 1993)
Special Order

The Snow Goose
by Paul Gallico
Classic work of fiction about a crippled artist at Dunkirk - in print since 1941. Essential reading.
Hardcover: ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.47 x 7.48 x 4.99 
Publisher: Random House; ; (June 1988)
ISBN: 0394445937

Stuka Spearhead : The Lightning War from Poland to Dunkirk 1939-1940 (Luftwaffe at War, V. 7)
by Peter Charles Smith
Paperback - 72 pages (November )
Stackpole Books; ISBN: 1853673293

Twelve Days in May
The Air Battle for Northern France and the Low Countries, 10-21 May 1940
Brian Cull, Bruce Lander & Heinrich Weiss
Paperback - 352 pages (April )
Seven Hills Book Distributors; ISBN: 1902304128

Military Training in the British Army 1940-1944 : From Dunkirk to D-Day (Military History Policy)
by Tim Harrison Place
Listed under British Army

Dunkirk : The British Evacuation, 1940
by Robert Jackson
Out of Print - Try Used Books

The Battle of France May-June 1940
Victor Bingham
Out of Print - Try Used Books

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