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The Flames of Calais: A Soldier's Battle 1940

Neave, Airey

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ISBN 10: 034010533X / ISBN 13: 9780340105337
Published by Hodder & Stoughton 1st printing, London, 1972
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224 p., photos, maps, footnotes, appendix, index, 8vo; VG/VG dust jacket, price clipped dust jacket, name scribbled over on front endpaper. Bookseller Inventory # 32184

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Title: The Flames of Calais: A Soldier's Battle ...

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton 1st printing, London

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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The defense of Calais in May/June 1940 was a superb example of selfless courage and sacrifice. Sent by Churchill to divert the Germans from Dunkirk and so save the British Army from total annihilation and capture, 29 Brigade had orders not to evacuate or surrender. Airey Neave, later to be Margaret Thatcher's right hand man until his assassination in 1979, was one of those who fought, and was wounded and captured there

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Airey Neave is a former soldier and politician.

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