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Friday, December 8, 2017

Churchill and Dunkirk

Winston Churchill Darkest Hour- Michael Korda- editor-in-chief Simon & Schuster
"Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory" shares personal stories of Churchill
personal stories about Churchill from someone who knew him during the most perilous time in mankind when the world cried out for a true leader.
• behind the scenes personal stories about Churchill
• Churchill disliked by Parliament
• How close Britain really was to surrendering
• Irony: deGaulle's book on tank warfare adopted by Germans
• Quote from book: "Guderian's model was the great Stonewall Jackson whose Shenandoah Valley campaign in 1862 provided the inspiration for German armored warfare tacticians" Germans were using left behind gas stations to fill up.
• Belgium railway workers on strike. dock workers at Calais were also on strike!
• Little boats there is a Titanic connection
• Kenneth Branagh character is a Canadian

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