Meluki's Celtic Catalog

Celtic Culture in Words and Music

Duty Calls: Dunkirk

Duty Calls: Dunkirk
Item# 9780141332192

Product Description

Publisher: Puffin (July 2012)

Author: James Holland

Friday 24th May, 1940

Private Johnny Hawke, aged sixteen, awakens to artillery fire.

Hours later, Stukas scream down from the sky. Messerschmit fighters roar towards his regiment. Trucks burst into flames.

Now men and mules lay dead and dying, severed limbs twisted grotesquely as blood soaks the cobbled streets.

Young Private Hawke just wants to do his duty and serve his country. But as he - and his fellow soldiers - prepare to stop the German advance, there's only one question on everyone's lips. (pb)