Tigers at Dunkirk

Tigers at Dunkirk

The Leicestershire Regiment and the Fall of France

Matthew Richardson

Publication date:
August 2010
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
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In this compelling new study of the disastrous 1940 campaign in France and Flanders, Matthew Richardson reconstructs in vivid detail the British army’s defeat as it was experienced by the soldiers of a single battalion, the 2nd/5th Leicesters.

These men typified the ill-equipped, under-trained British battalions that faced the blitzkrieg and the might of Hitler's legions. They were thrown into a series of desperate, one-sided engagements that resulted in a humiliating retreat, then evacuation from Dunkirk. This is their story.