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The Allies, faced with a shameful defeat, are trapped between the onslaught of the mighty German army and the tumult of the ocean waves. Those that do not die face capture and surrender to the Nazis. But only nine days later more than a quarter of a million men have been rescued and placed safely on the shores of England, saved by an amazing assorted flotilla of barges, tugs, rowing boats and dinghies. This is the incredible story of a mass exodus across the Channel. John Harris tells the miraculous story of Dunkirk.
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John Harris, who also wrote under the pen names of 'Mark Hebden' and 'Max Hennessy' was born in 1916. He authored the best-selling and later filmed The Sea Shall Not Have Them, a story of survival and rescue from World War II, which continues to be periodically screened on TV. He was a sailor, an airman, a journalist, a travel courier, a cartoonist and a history teacher. During the War Harris managed to serve with two air forces and two navies. After turning to full-time writing, he wrote adventure stories, war novels, political thrillers, and also created a sequence of crime novels around the quirky French Chief Inspector Pel, centred primarily in Burgundy, but occasionally Paris and elsewhere. Harris was unusually versatile and wide ranging as an author. Epics such as China Seas, which deals with human tragedy, war and revolution in an authentic historical setting, and the three trilogies written under the pseudonym Max Hennessy - one of which, the Kelly Maguire series which commences with Lion at Sea, being amongst the finest modern war-at-sea stories written - along with African adventure novels, wide-ranging crime, mysteries and historical fiction, guarantee a whole library of diverse and entertaining reading full of dry wit and gripping prose.Review:
'A master of the gripping adventure yarn' -- The Daily Telegraph
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Book Description Hutchinson, 1975. Condition: Good. First. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP62595637
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR004691598
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Seller Inventory # GOR001531912
Book Description Paperback. Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Seller Inventory # GOR001790814
Book Description Hutchinson, 1975. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Seller Inventory # mon0000324109
Book Description Hutchinson, 1975. Condition: UsedAcceptable. book. Seller Inventory # M0091218101_4
Book Description Hutchinson, 1975. Condition: Good. VG condition book with dust jacket. DJ is clean, has fresh colours and has little wear to edges. Book has clean and bright contents. Seller Inventory # 9999-9995201303
Book Description Hutchinson, 1975. Hardback. Condition: VERY GOOD. 1975. Hutchinson. Hard Cover. Book-VG. DJ-Good; sunned. Seller Inventory # 1800854
Book Description Hutchinson, England, 1975. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good -. First Edition. Jacket is not price clipped, a little chipping/laminate lift to the top edge. Name in ink to front free endpaper. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 022497
Book Description Hutchinson VG/VG protective covered 272pp 8 5 x 5 5 530g, 1975. In this moving story, documented by his interviews with survivors, Harris covers the whole panoramic scene and views the horror of Dunkirk from the angle of every service involved, evoking the heroism, confusion and self-sacrifice of the Dunkirk evacuation. Seller Inventory # 11450