Darkest Hour by Anthony McCarten

Darkest Hour by Anthony McCarten

Author:Anthony McCarten
Language: eng
Format: epub
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 2017-10-11T04:00:00+00:00


MONDAY, 20 MAY 1940

THE COLLAPSE OF THE ENTIRE FRENCH NINTH ARMY HAS CRUSHED ALL HOPE OF A COUNTER-ATTACK

THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO ATTEMPT A FIGHTING RETREAT TO THE COASTAL PORTS . . . ESPECIALLY DUNKIRK

CHURCHILL HAS THE IDEA TO ORDER THE ADMIRALTY TO PREPARE A LARGE FLEET OF CIVILIAN VESSELS TO SAIL TO FRENCH PORTS IN CASE OF AN EVACUATION

8. Fear, Doubts and Pressures from Within

What had been unthinkable when the Germans invaded the Low Countries ten days before – the fall of France – was now becoming a reality, and Churchill’s frustration with the distinct lack of solid intelligence was beginning to show. General Ismay recalled:



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