These are the war memoirs of Gil Mock, as told to his son–in–law, Robert E. Lee. 1940 – Sapper Gilbert Mock, British Expeditionary Force is ordered to blow up a bridge over the River Somme. Why? To buy time for over 300,000 of his comrades to be evacuated from the beaches of Dunkirk. Today, this necessary rearguard action fought by men like Gil is largely overlooked whenever the remarkable events of Operation Dynamo are celebrated, but many were killed or spent the next five years in prisoner of war camps. Gil, however, despite his parents receiving a ‘missing in action, believed dead’ telegram from the War Office, made an eventful 350 mile journey (despite his bad feet!) to St Malo and the Last Boat Home.
Paperback – 95 pages