By Jerry Murland
The line of the River Escaut was once obvious because the final actual chance for the Allied armies to halt the advancing German military, however the jigsaw of defence used to be tenuous and the allied carry at the river used to be undone by means of the burden of opposing German forces and the rate of the armoured ‘Blitzkrieg’ thrust additional south. so far as the BEF have been involved, the conflict for the Escaut happened on a 30-mile area from Oudenaarde to Bléharies and concerned devices in a occasionally determined defence, within which Victoria Crosses have been provided.
This e-book takes the battlefield vacationer from Oudenaarde to Hollain in a sequence of excursions that retrace the footsteps of the BEF. With assistance from neighborhood historians, the writer has pinpointed an important activities and spoke back many of the myriad questions linked to this significant section of the France and Flanders crusade of 1940.
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Battle for the Escaut 1940: The France and Flanders Campaign (Battleground Dunkirk) by Jerry Murland