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Dec 4, 2016

"Champagne and scrambled eggs for supper!"

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 WW2.

"It'll all be over when it gets hotter" was the prevailing opinion.

This changed in a matter of days as the weather did get hotter but the soldiers began a desperate fight for their lives in the face of Hitler's blitzkreig.

A dramatic blow by blow account of the Major's writings.

Would they get off the beaches at Dunkirk?

More great unpublished history - of the Second World War.

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Major Leslie Petch OBE circa 1940


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