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Churchill’s Sacrifice of the Highland Division: France 1940

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

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‘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’.

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Ian Pindar, The Guardian

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

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Military Illustrated

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

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Scotland on Sunday

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A well-researched history.

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The Times