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St. Valery The Impossible Odds

by Bill Innes

St. Valery The Impossible Odds Synopsis

The introduction to this collection of first-hand accounts re-examines that fateful chain of events in 1940 and reassesses some of the myths that have grown up in the intervening years. Among the contributors are Angus Campbell from Lewis and Donald John MacDonald from South Uist, both traditional Gaelic bards who can give a poet's perspective on the experience. These vivid accounts bring alive the chaos and horror of war and the grim deprivation of the camps and forced marches which so many endured. Yet, these personal stories resound with the spirit, humour and sense of comradeship which enabled men to fight on in desperate situations and refuse to be cowed by their captors.

St. Valery The Impossible Odds Press Reviews

'Bill Innes's work and the stories his protagonists have to tell are remarkable, both in their content and in their sheer quality of writing' * Nairn Telegraph * 'A wonderful memorial to those who did not return' -- Saul David * BBC History Magazine *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781843410393
Publication date: 26th February 2007
Author: Bill Innes
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd an imprint of Birlinn General
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 256 pages
Categories: European history, Second World War, War & defence operations,

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