Dunkirk: Fight to the Last Man

PUBLISHED: 12:24 27 September 2007 | UPDATED: 15:16 12 May 2010

Dunkirk

Dunkirk

HUGH Sebag-Montefiore has done much here to unravel the myth of Dunkirk. Of course, the armada of vessels which rescued our troops from the beaches was a brave and courageous act. But there was more to the history of Dunkirk than an evacuation mission. Se

HUGH Sebag-Montefiore has done much here to unravel the myth of Dunkirk.

Of course, the armada of vessels which rescued our troops from the beaches was a brave and courageous act.

But there was more to the history of Dunkirk than an evacuation mission.

Sebag-Montefiore looks at the men left behind: those who had to hold back the advance of the German attack and were told, literally, to fight to the last man.

It is a gripping story of the men who were left behind during a humiliating retreat.

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