Patrick Gibbon Ghosts of Dunkirk

ISBN 13: 9780992795504

Ghosts of Dunkirk

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Description: A true story of an ordinary, patriotic young Englishman who, like thousands of others, preferred to leave the safety of his protected employment in England in order to fight for his king and country. Thousands of inexperienced young soldiers like Dennis Minter were hurriedly sent under-trained, unprepared and under-armed to France in the spring of 1940 to help repel the all-powerful Nazi war machine... like naked lambs to the inevitable slaughter. This book is dedicated to him and all the young heroes of the British Expeditionary Force sent overseas in order to halt the cancerous spread of Hitler's Nazis across Europe and the free world. In particular, it is devoted to all those left behind after the evacuation of Dunkirk on 4th June 1940, who either died or were captured. Those captured had to endure weeks of forced marches in the sweltering heat of the hot summer, torturous transportation across Europe into captivity, slave labour, whilst enduring malnutrition, starvation, brutality, beatings and murders. Their ordeal culminated in the horrendous three-month 'Death March' during one of the coldest winters on record, in the first few months of 1945. Eventually he stumbling into the American lines. But within days, he turned and took his revenge on his hated enemy before eventually dragging his emaciated body back home to England. You have to read it to believe it. 618 pages of action, laughter, sadness, of murder and even romance. The descriptive text paints a vivid picture of the awful conditions he and his 40,000 fellows had to bear. In addition are 16 pages of monotone photographs of Dennis, his friends, comrades, places, artefacts, bombing raids, a chance meeting with a German General and objects pertaining to his tale. A great read and also an Historic Document, containing a brief account in the history of The Queen's Royal Regiment and in particular, the 2nd/7th Battalion during the period January 1940 to June 1940.

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