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Oct 26, 2017

Great unpublished history

In wartime, ordinary men and women are asked to do extraordinary things. This is the scary story of the part some British merchant sailors played in rescuing allied troops from the beaches of Dunkirk

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"How welcome a sight as nine of our fighters arrived. Straight into...


Mar 3, 2017

Great unpublished history

In 1940, the war was going very badly for the Allies. The Germans had raced across Europe and by late May they had pushed the British Expeditionary Force and the French Army into a small area in and around Dunkirk. 

In wartime ordinary men and women are asked to do extraordinary things. This is...


Jan 20, 2017

Great unpublished history!

The personal WWII diary and letters home from Capt Wood of the Lady of Mann offer a unique glimpse into the happenings of the Dunkirk evacuation during WW2 in 1940

Bill Cheall was plucked off the Dunkirk beaches by the ship Lady of Mann, which had an heroic part to play at Dunkirk

The ship was...


Dec 4, 2016

"Champagne and scrambled eggs for supper!"

Great unpublished history

  • The personal war diary and letters home from Major Petch offer a unique glimpse into the lives of the British soldiers during Dunkirk in 1940.
  • "It'll all be over when it gets hotter" was the prevailing opinion.
  • This changed in a matter of days as the...


Apr 11, 2013

Gripping veteran account of the Beaches at Dunkirk, 1940, WWII  

Great unpublished history! 

Bill Cheall’s dramatic experience on the beaches at Bray-Dunes, France, 1940, trying to get back to England in WWII. 

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