New book: Desperate Victories by Dr G. H. Bennett

First-hand accounts and commentary on the British reaction to one of the greatest shocks in military history- the German blitzkrieg in the west.

Harry Bennett’s latest book published in conjunction with the National Archives provides a concise and revealing account to the German offensive in the west from Dunkirk to the Battle of Britain.

Using despatches, written by key senior commanders in 1940, Dr Bennett portrays in the most direct way possible the plans and challenges as the Allies struggled to cope with the German onslaught and to adjust to a whole new style of warfare. The dispatches reproduced, with introductions and annotations by Dr Bennett, cover a key period in British history.

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