More from West Bromwich at War

With Dunkirk in the news with a new film in the cinemas, we thought we’d share one local mans story.

With the recent blockbuster movie, Dunkirk’ by Christopher Nolan tells of the chaotic evacuation of the 198,000 British and 140,000 French and Belgian troops from northern France after  Hitler’s army invaded Belgium and France in May 1940. The German panzer divisions had quickly separated the Allies’ northern and southern forces and the British Expeditionary Force was close to being encircled and in full retreat. A further 220,000 Allied troops were to be also rescued by British ships from other French ports, Cherbourg, Saint-Malo, Brest and Saint-Nazaire). One young lad from West Bromwich was caught up in the retreat. Read his story here…