Tigers at Dunkirk: the Leicestershire Regiment and the Fall of France Hardback
In this compelling new study of the disastrous 1940 campaign in France and Flanders, Matthew Richardson reconstructs in vivid detail the British army's defeat as it was experienced by the soldiers of a single battalion, the 2nd/5th Leicesters.
These men typified the ill-equipped, under-trained British battalions that faced the blitzkrieg and the might of Hitler's legions.
They were thrown into a series of desperate, one-sided engagements that resulted in a humiliating retreat, then evacuation from Dunkirk.
This is their story.Matthew Richardson is curator of social history at Manx National Heritage and was formerly assistant keeper of the Liddle Collection at the University of Leeds.
He has a long-term interest in military history and research, focusing in particular on the First and Second World Wars and on the history of the Leicestershire Regiment.
In addition to writing many magazine articles on military history, he has published the following books: The Tigers and Fighting Tigers.
He is currently working on 1914: Clash of Empires.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 224 pages, 50 Illustrations
- Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 30/05/2010
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9781848842106