Kershaw's book is a welcome rebalancing; a thoughtful, well-researched and well-written contribution to a narrative that has long been too one-sided and too mired in national mythology.
Roger Moorhouse, The Times
A myth busting history of Dunkirk
Richard Overy, The Telegraph
This is military history of the highest order. Superbly written and drawn from richly original sources, Dünkirchen 1940 throws new light on what the British tend to regard as an heroic humiliation but for the Germans was a victorious sideshow. An abundance of vivid personal memories, woven deftly in a clear narrative, make for a truly gripping read.
Jonathan Dimbleby, author and broadcaster
Robert Kershaw's accurate and gritty account provides a fresh coherency to the German action in Belgium and France in the spring of 1940. His methodical approach dispels many of the myths surrounding Dunkirk.
David Price, bestselling author of 'The Crew'
Impeccably researched, a unique and enthralling approach – Dunkirk solely from the victors' perspective.
Anthony Tucker-Jones, author of 'Churchill, Master and Commander'
Robert Kershaw has produced another superb book that demands a reassessment of the fighting at Dunkirk. In this highly readable and insightful account, Kershaw provides a much needed corrective to some of the assumptions made about the German forces using a new and underutilised sources. The result is blend of absorbing narrative history and clinical analysis, that deserves take its place among the great works about this totemic battle.
Lloyd Clark, author of 'Blitzkrieg: Myth, Reality and Hitler's Lightning War'
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