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Churchill’s Sacrifice of the Highland Division: France 1940

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On 12 June 1940, more than a week after the last British troops had been evacuated from Dunkirk, the 51st (Highland) Division, Scotland’s pride, was forced to surrender to General Erwin Rommel at St Valéry-en-Caux in Normandy……

Reviews of Churchill’s Sacrifice of the Highland Division: France 1940

"‘Deftly combining detailed documentation with impressive first-hand accounts, David never forgets the human cost of this “unsavoury horse-trading”… [He] perfectly conveys the shock and the shame of these proud Highlanders, more than 10,000 of whom were sent to prison camps’."

Ian Pindar, The Guardian

"David does full justice to this “forgotten piece” of history."

Military Illustrated

"David proves conclusively that Churchill allowed the Highlanders to be cut off."

Scotland on Sunday

"A well-researched history."

The Times