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The Resource The miracle of Dunkirk, Walter Lord

The miracle of Dunkirk, Walter Lord

Label
The miracle of Dunkirk
Title
The miracle of Dunkirk
Statement of responsibility
Walter Lord
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Stranded on the beach with the Nazis closing in, the British army managed one of the most unlikely maneuvers in modern military history In May of 1940, the remnants of the French and British armies, broken by Hitler's blitzkrieg, retreated to Dunkirk. Hemmed in by overwhelming Nazi strength, the 338,000 men who gathered on that beach were all that stood between Hitler and Western Europe. Crush them, and the path to Paris and London was clear. And so, unable to retreat any farther, the Allied soldiers set up defense positions and prayed for deliverance. Prime Minister Winston Churchill ordered an evacuation on May 26th, expecting to save no more than a handful of his men. But Britain would not let its soldiers down. Hundreds of fishing boats, pleasure yachts, and commercial vessels streamed into the Channel to back up the Royal Navy, and in a week nearly the entire army was ferried safely back to England
Summary
Details the story of the rescue of more than three hundred thousand Allied troops from the coast of Dunkirk during the spring of 1940
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
270341
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
940.54/21
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The miracle of Dunkirk, Walter Lord
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=785436
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The closing trap -- No. 17 turns up -- "Operation Dynamo" -- Buying time -- "Plenty troops, few boats" -- The gap -- Torpedoes in the night -- Assault from the sky -- The little ships -- "Bras-Dessus, Bras-Dessous!" -- Holding the perimeter -- "I have never prayed so hard before" -- "BEF evacuated" -- The last night -- Deliverance
Control code
ocn795131216
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781453238509
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map, phot.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
7A85132A-F8DB-490E-8169-295FAC781C2D
System control number
(OCoLC)795131216
Label
The miracle of Dunkirk, Walter Lord
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=785436
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The closing trap -- No. 17 turns up -- "Operation Dynamo" -- Buying time -- "Plenty troops, few boats" -- The gap -- Torpedoes in the night -- Assault from the sky -- The little ships -- "Bras-Dessus, Bras-Dessous!" -- Holding the perimeter -- "I have never prayed so hard before" -- "BEF evacuated" -- The last night -- Deliverance
Control code
ocn795131216
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781453238509
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map, phot.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
7A85132A-F8DB-490E-8169-295FAC781C2D
System control number
(OCoLC)795131216

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