The Narrow Escape

book cover image Dunkirk

In May 1940, the British Expeditionary Force was sent to help the French and Belgians hold back the hard-charging German army. Things didn't go as planned.

The BEF found themselves in mortal danger thanks to the collapse of the French army. Ill-equipped and under-trained, they nevertheless fought hard for three weeks. Julian Thompson recreates the action, from the misunderstandings between the generals to the terrors of the ordinary soldier.

For more about the Battle of Dunkirk.
For the official movie site.