Hero At Dunkirk


HERO AT DUNKIRK is the true story of the heroic fleet of little ships who saved the British Expeditionary Forces at Dunkirk in 1940. The story follows Joe Read who was only 15 years old when he crossed the English Channel in his father’s lifeboat, Brittanic, and braved artillery fire and German bombing to help rescue British Expeditionary Forces.

ISBN: 9781407182223 Author: Cross, Vince Publisher: Scholastic Publication Date: 6th July 2017 Imprint: Scholastic Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.92 (edition:23) Pages: 144 Language: English Edition: 1st paperback ed Readership: Ages 5-12 / Code: B Category: Subjects: , ,

Joe Read was 15 years old when he was caught up in a moment in history no one will ever forget. Winston Churchill called it ‘a miracle of deliverance’ when over 300,000 British and allied soldiers were rescued from the beaches of Dunkirk by a fleet of over 800 boats. Joe and his father Wally risked their lives taking their pleasure craft, the New Britannic, across the channel. Joe’s story is told here for the first time.

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