By Jerry Murland
The line of the River Escaut used to be obvious because the final genuine chance for the Allied armies to halt the advancing German military, however the jigsaw of defence used to be tenuous and the allied carry at the river was once undone by means of the load of opposing German forces and the rate of the armoured ‘Blitzkrieg’ thrust extra south. so far as the BEF have been involved, the conflict for the Escaut happened on a 30-mile area from Oudenaarde to Bléharies and concerned devices in a occasionally determined defence, within which Victoria Crosses have been offered.
This ebook takes the battlefield vacationer from Oudenaarde to Hollain in a sequence of excursions that retrace the footsteps of the BEF. With the aid of neighborhood historians, the writer has pinpointed the most important activities and responded many of the myriad questions linked to this crucial section of the France and Flanders crusade of 1940.
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