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Author Gardner, Robert.

Title Kensington to St Valery en Caux [electronic resource] : Princess Louise's Kensington Regiment, France and England, Summer 1940 / Robert Gardner.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2012]
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Summary This is a story of summer 1940, of a little-known territorial battalion and an almost forgotten British military disaster. In April 1940 the Princess Louise's Kensington Regiment left England to join the British Expeditionary Force in France. It was attached to the 51st (Highland) Division which was moving to the Saar region to defend the Maginot Line. From May until mid-June the Kensingtons were in continuous action, first on the Saar, then on the Somme, and finally in a fighting withdrawal along the channel coast in an attempt to reach Le Havre. Outnumbered four to one the division was cornered at the little seaside town of St.Valery-en-Caux and forced to surrender on June 13th. Three companies of the Kensingtons launched a daring escape through Le Havre to return to England and take part in the invasion defences on the Kent coast. Based on previously unpublished extracts from the platoon commander's diary, this fascinating, little-known story will interest all military historians.
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Subject Great Britain. Army. Princess Louise's Kensington Regiment -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- Great Britain.
Saint-Valery-en-Caux, Battle of, Saint-Valery-en-Caux, France, 1940.
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Other Form: Print version: Gardner, Robert. Kensington to St Valery en Caux. Stroud, Gloucestershire : Spellmount, 2012. 9780752468808 (DLC)2012429361
ISBN 9780752483610 (e-pub)
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