New PDF release: Boulogne 20 Guards Brigade's Fighting Defence, May 1940

By Jon Cooksey

ISBN-10: 0850528143

ISBN-13: 9780850528145

Boulogne - 23 could, 1940. A city lower than siege. A rampant German panzer department hammers at its gates. Panic on the street and chaos at the docks. Air Raids. nervous refugees and dispirited Allied infantrymen scramble to flee. Churchill sends battalions of the Irish and the Welsh Guards, to assist the French garrison stem the German tide.

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Tel: 321 31 21 01, Fax: 321 31 48 25. One of a series of Ibis hotels in Boulogne directly opposite the Porte Neuve and just outside the thirteenth century ramparts of the Haute Ville. Close to where the Germans first breached the ancient ramparts during the latter stages of the battle. Beuve 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer. Tel: 321 32 15 15, Fax: 321 30 47 97. Situated on the front a short walk from the Nausicaa marine centre and the harbour. Ten minutes easy walking to the Bass Ville and numerous restaurants.

The list below identifies those which I have found most useful: 1) IGN Serie Bleue (Blue Series) entitled Boulogne-Sur-Mer, (2104 ET) ‘Top 25’. Scale 1:25 000 (1cm = 250 m). The IGN performs almost the same function as our Ordnance Survey. This map covers the whole of the designated area in great detail and includes contours and other topographical features. If you were only to buy one map then this would be it. Fortunately the map is also one of IGN’s ‘Top 25’ series which covers the coastline, forests and mountain regions of France and includes a wealth of additional tourist information which does not appear on most other Blue Series maps.

Situated close to the harbour and shops in the heart of the Bass Ville. Ibis Vieille Villes **, Rue Porte Neuve, 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer. Tel: 321 31 21 01, Fax: 321 31 48 25. One of a series of Ibis hotels in Boulogne directly opposite the Porte Neuve and just outside the thirteenth century ramparts of the Haute Ville. Close to where the Germans first breached the ancient ramparts during the latter stages of the battle. Beuve 62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer. Tel: 321 32 15 15, Fax: 321 30 47 97. Situated on the front a short walk from the Nausicaa marine centre and the harbour.

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