A.D. Divine’s ‘Dunkirk’ is the best contemporaneous account, detailing all the big and little ships that rescued the men trapped on the beaches in late May 1940.”Nicholas Rankin
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This is the story of Dunkirk and of the men who planned it (insofar as it was planned) and of the men who carried it out, and of their ships. Mr Divine, who was himself with the small boats, writes with the authority of direct knowledge. He had the assistance of the men who were intimately concerned with planning and organising the operation.
This is the true story of Dunkirk from its almost nebulous beginnings to the astonishing triumph of its end.
‘Dunkirk tells the sublime story of an evacuation such as the world had never seen and is never likely to see again, and Divine tells it the only way such a story could be told, by collating in a single volume all the first-hand material available…You have to get hold of the book and read it for yourself.’ Compton Mackenzie, The Evening News
‘An authoritative, fully-documented, full-length record. It is no mere dramatic rendering, though drama abounds throughout; but a careful compilation of facts, a page of naval history told in impressive detail from the logs of the Little Ships, from every available source, and written up by a man who himself took part in the great Adventure and was decorated for doing so.’ The Illustrated London News
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