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Assignment to Catastrophe by Edward Spears (1956)

£14.99

Product description

A two volume memoir by Sir Edward Spears who was the Churchill's personal representative to De Gaulle the Prime Minister of France during August 31 1939- May 31 1940 .Giving a valuable insight to the workings of the French government at the time.
The first part (titled Prelude to Dunkirk) contains the period 1939-40 in particular the discussion between Spears and Churchill showing Spears' admiration for the Prime minister and his correct predictions of the war.
The second part (titled The Fall of France) continues from June 1st looking in particular at Spears and De Gaulle's departure from France which give a both humorous and tragic picture of a chapter in the war's history.
Red cover with blue labelled spine, gold lettering

Item details

Author(s):
Spears Edward
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
20cm x 13cm x 3cm
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
638
Publisher:
The Reprint Society

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A two volume memoir by Sir Edward Spears who was the Churchill's personal representative to De Gaulle the Prime Minister of France during August 31 1939- May 31 1940 .Giving a valuable insight to the workings of the French government at the time.
The first part (titled Prelude to Dunkirk) contains the period 1939-40 in particular the discussion between Spears and Churchill showing Spears' admiration for the Prime minister and his correct predictions of the war.
The second part (titled The Fall of France) continues from June 1st looking in particular at Spears and De Gaulle's departure from France which give a both humorous and tragic picture of a chapter in the war's history.
Red cover with blue labelled spine, gold lettering

Author(s):
Spears Edward
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
20cm x 13cm x 3cm
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
638
Publisher:
The Reprint Society

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