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The Sands of Dunkirk

[PDF] The Sands of Dunkirk | by  Richard Collier - The Sands of Dunkirk, The Sands of Dunkirk For the first time we have a Dunkirk narrative based not on military history but on personal experience Richard Collier s stark brutally honest report of what it was like to be there

  • Title: The Sands of Dunkirk
  • Author: Richard Collier
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 279
  • Format: PB

[PDF] The Sands of Dunkirk | by  Richard Collier, The Sands of Dunkirk, Richard Collier, The Sands of Dunkirk For the first time we have a Dunkirk narrative based not on military history but on personal experience Richard Collier s stark brutally honest report of what it was like to be there [PDF] The Sands of Dunkirk | by  Richard Collier - The Sands of Dunkirk, The Sands of Dunkirk For the first time we have a Dunkirk narrative based not on military history but on personal experience Richard Collier s stark brutally honest report of what it was like to be there

  • [PDF] The Sands of Dunkirk | by  Richard Collier
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The Sands of Dunkirk

About "Richard Collier"

  1. Richard Collier

    British historian, was born in London, England in 1924 He joined the Royal Air Force at eighteen after that, as a war correspondent, he traveled throughout the Far East He has worked on numerous British and American magazines and has written than half a dozen books about the Second World War Few of them are The sands of Dunkirk, 1961, Duce A biography of Benito Mussolini, 1971, and The war in the desert, 1977.

831 Comments

  1. This book is a collection of short vignettes woven together to present an overall picture of how chaotic the Dunkirk retreat was, almost entirely from the British perspective It was very reminiscent to The Longest Day in its style There is virtually no strategic or tactical overview, and one can only loosely intuit the general situation among the chaos of the individual stories Both land and sea vignettes are included, as well as many stories of people back in Britain Some perspective from the p [...]


  2. He querido leer este libro en preparaci n para la pel cula de Cristopher Nolan Dunkirk.El libro no es mas que una recopilaci n de an cdotas de primera mano de personas que protagonizaron y vivieron la evacuaci n Creo que el libro no tiene pretensiones de contarnos con exactitud los hechos hist ricos de movimientos de tropas, t cticas, estrategia o log stica implementada por los distintos estados mayores involucrados Sin embargo es entretenido saber lo que vivieron esas personas en uno de los mom [...]


  3. A warts and all tale, made even amazing because it took so long to be told There is an Incredible level of detail and accuracy throughout the book, however that is also it s undoing The story is told too fast and too many of the interesting or defining stories are told too quickly or too briefly to be satisfying or to properly illustrate the scale, horror and amazement of what took place on those beaches 75 years ago.


  4. A well written narrative of the Dunkirk evacuation, but told as a series of anecdotes Though it is nonfiction, it is not an academic study of the campaign from a tactical and strategic standpoint Very well told and entertaining, but not an introductory read rather a collection of personal stories Recommended for readers who already have an understanding of the battle in the context of WWII.


  5. This is an interesting and riveting story about the second World War attack that took place at Dunkirk Sad and full of the terrors of war, the book is well written and brings the reader into the action.


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