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Sir Sidney Ruff Diamond08 Nov 2018 3:53 a.m. PST

Does anyone know of any books giving detailed accounts of battles in the battle for France from the allied point of view? There seem to be quite a lot from the German side but I'm not aware of any allied accounts. This is to get ideas for CoC scenarios.

I've got several books that give fairly general accounts (To Loose a Battle, Case Red etc) but nothing with any real detail. Personal accounts would also be good.

Tired Mammal08 Nov 2018 5:23 a.m. PST

The Road to Dunkirk by Charles More should give you plenty of background for the British.

Fairly cheap on Amazon (or was when I got it). It has lots of detail including a carrier being disabled by hitting a cow during a counter attack. (A very Lardy action)

Nick B08 Nov 2018 5:57 a.m. PST

Pen and Sword do some good books e.g. Cassel and Hazebrouck 1940.

I also really enjoyed "CHURCHILLS SACRIFICE HIGHLAND DIV: France 1940" and "Retreat and Rearguard – Dunkirk 1940: The Evacuation of the BEF to the Channel Ports".

Both give personal accounts and some great actions.



Sir Sidney Ruff Diamond08 Nov 2018 7:12 a.m. PST

"It has lots of detail including a carrier being disabled by hitting a cow during a counter attack"

I had to reread that as I thought aircraft carrier when I read it!!

Thanks both I'll have a look at them.

Anyone got anything for the French? I've just ordered some Crusader French as they've got a platoon and section deal on at the moment.

Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2018 11:26 a.m. PST

One of the most remarkably readable accounts of the Fall of France through British eyes is Hugh Sebag-Montefiore's _Dunkirk: Fight to the Last Man_, which covers the lead-in to Dunkirk as well.

JARROVIAN Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2018 12:55 p.m. PST

I'll second Hugh Sebag-Montefiore's book. An excellent read.

hindsTMP Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2018 12:36 a.m. PST

Tank-Fighter Team, by Gerard (for the French)



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