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Flames of Calais

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Flames of Calais

A Soldiers Battle 1940

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Flames of Calais by Airey Neave
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The defense of Calais in May/June 1940 was a superb example of selfless courage and sacrifice. Sent by Churchill to divert the Germans from Dunkirk and so save the British Army from wholesale annihilation and capture, 29 Brigade had orders not to evacuate or surrender. Airey Neave, later to be Margaret Thatcher's right hand man until his assassination in 1979, was one of those who fought, was wounded and captured there. He tells the story with panache.

Author Biography

Airey Neave pursued a high profile political career, becoming Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's closest confidant before his assassination.
Release date NZ
February 11th, 2003
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
New edition
Illustrations
Illustrations, 1 map, ports.
Imprint
Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Dimensions
156x234x24
ISBN-13
9780850529975
Product ID
1826867

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