This is the story of the Battle of Calais, a short but bloody struggle to delay the German advance in May 1940. It is a story of uncertainty, of taut nerves, of heat, dust, raging thirst and hand-to-hand fighting in the narrow streets of the channel port now known to millions of Britons as a gateway to the Continent. The guide will take the visitor beyond the ferry terminal and hypermarkets to reveal the hidden Calais and the actions of individuals and units.
Series: Battleground Europe
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 16th March 1999
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.5 x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.28