Book review: Dunkirk

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Subtitled German Operations in France 1940, this is the story of Dunkirk from the German perspective, written originally in 1958 and only translated into English now.

Author: Hans-Adolf Jacobson

Reviewed by: Duncan Evans

 

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Subtitled German Operations in France 1940, this is the story of Dunkirk from the German perspective, written originally in 1958 and only translated into English now. It seeks to examine two aspects of the Fall of France campaign – how the German Army defeated larger French and British armies, and what caused the Wehrmacht to pause for four days, enabling the Allied army to escape back across the Channel. To start with there are numerous maps, but many are so small they are indecipherable. The main text is written fairly dryly, this is an account from 60 years ago after all, but it does show a more in depth review of the German actions.

 

• Casemate Publishers

 

• ISBN 978-1-6120-0659-8

 

• 238 pages • Hardback • £25

 

 

As reviewed in The Armourer July 2019

 

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