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War in France and Flanders

Any expectations that the war would be a repeat of the stalemate of the Great War trenches were quickly dashed. After the static winter of 1939/40, the 'bore war' as it was known to wits The German Blitzkrieg was unleashed in May 1940, with the invasion of France, Belguim, Holland and Luxembourg. Within hours, German panzer columns driving through the wooded Ardennes hills according to the daring 'Sichelschnitt' devised by Field Marshal Manstein, had sliced through the Allied lines as they drove relentlessly towards the Channel Ports with Stuka dive bombers strafing the refugee-crowded roads ahead. The BEF and substantial French forces were squeezed back into a shrinking perimeter around Dunkirk, a process hastened by the premature surrender of Belguim. Hitler's still inexplicable decision to halt his Panzers outside the port for a vital 48 hours allowed the evacuation of most of the BEF minus their equipment, but as Churchill reminded the nation, 'Wars are not won by evacuations'.

War in France and Flanders



BEF IN FRANCE 1939-1940
Manning the Front Through to the Dunkirk Evacuation

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BEF IN FRANCE 1939-1940 Manning the Front Through to the Dunkirk Evacuation
Product Code: 25472

The brave but inglorious story of the BEF, deployed in France and Belgium to meet the German invasion in May 1940, but beaten back to the French coast and evacuated from Dunkirk in Operation Dynamo.
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FAIREY BATTLE
A Reassessment of its RAF Career

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FAIREY BATTLE A Reassessment of its RAF Career
Product Code: 25665

The Fairey Battle is best known for being one of the worst aircraft ever to serve in the Royal Air Force. On operations, it suffered the highest loss rate of any plane in the RAF's history, and the missions flown by its brave crews became a byword for hopelessness and futility.
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KENSINGTON TO St VALERY en CAUX
Princess Louise's Kensington Regiment, France and England, Summer 1940

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KENSINGTON TO St VALERY en CAUX Princess Louise's Kensington Regiment, France and England, Summer 1940
Product Code: 23072

This is a story of summer 1940, of a little known territorial battalion and an almost forgotten British military disaster. In April 1940 the Princess Louise's Kensington Regiment left England to join the British Expeditionary Force in France. It was attached to the 51st (Highland) Division which ...
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BATTLEGROUND EUROPE: BOULOGNE: 20 Guards Brigade Fighting Defence - May 1940

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BATTLEGROUND EUROPE: BOULOGNE: 20 Guards Brigade Fighting Defence - May 1940
Product Code: 10848

This book narrates the short but fierce defence of the Channel port byu the 20 Guards Brigade against the marauding tanks of Heinz Guderian in May 1940. Should be bought by all those who only associate Boulogne today with booze and fags.
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HITLERíS WAR MACHINE: HITLER TRIUMPHANT DVD
June 1940

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HITLERíS WAR MACHINE: HITLER TRIUMPHANT DVD June 1940
Product Code: 25269

Original war film made by Germany's official Propaganda Company for weekly newsreels shown in German cinemas, this DVD is a compilation of highlights from Hitler's hour of greatest triumph, in June 1940 after the fall of France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
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IMAGES OF WAR: ARMOURED WARFARE AND THE FALL OF FRANCE 1940

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IMAGES OF WAR: ARMOURED WARFARE AND THE FALL OF FRANCE 1940
Product Code: 25228

Concentrating on the armoured vehicles that spearheaded Germany's overwhelming Blitzkrieg assault on France in May 1940, this volume in the Images of War series assembles over 150 rare and historic photos telling the story of the Fall of France and the expulsion of Britain from mainland Europe a...
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THREE GERMAN INVASIONS OF FRANCE
The Summer Campaigns of 1870, 1914, 1940

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THREE GERMAN INVASIONS OF FRANCE The Summer Campaigns of 1870, 1914, 1940
Product Code: 24707

A brilliant account of the German army's three most stunning campaigns, all fought against France (two with British participation) and two out of three victorious. Author Douglas Fermer narrates the story with verve and style and an analyses the strengths and weaknesses of the combatants and thei...
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A Short History of the 2nd Bn. Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) During the First Year of the War, September 1939 - August 1940

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A Short History of the 2nd Bn. Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) During the First Year of the War, September 1939 - August 1940
Product Code: 23425

Written soon after the action it describes, this brief battalion history describes the fighting retreat of the BEF to Dunkirk in May 1940. Contains a chart with all the battalion's officers and NCOs and a map of the theatre.
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ARMY MEDICAL SERVICES: CAMPAIGNS VOL I
France & Belgium 1939-1940; Norway; Battle of Britain; Libya, 1940-1942; East Africa; Greece, 1941; Crete; Iraq; Syria; Persia; Madagascar; Malta. 
Official History of the Second World War

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ARMY MEDICAL SERVICES: CAMPAIGNS VOL I France & Belgium 1939-1940; Norway; Battle of Britain; Libya, 1940-1942; East Africa; Greece, 1941; Crete; Iraq; Syria; Persia; Madagascar; Malta. Official History of the Second World War
Product Code: 22681

Volume 1 of the official history of the British military medical services in the Second World War .Fully illustrated with maps and photos. Covers the battle for France, the Battle of Britain, the Middle East, Greece and the siege of Malta.
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YEOMAN SERVICE
A Short History of the Kent Yeomanry 1939-1945

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YEOMAN SERVICE A Short History of the Kent Yeomanry 1939-1945
Product Code: 22687

History of 97th (Kent Yeomanry) Field Regiment with coverage on the BEF 1940 and Dunkirk, then the hard fighting in the Western Desert, then after the advance up the North West of Italy. Very short account of 143rd (Kent Yeomanry) Field Regiment included.
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