Hero at Dunkirk by Vince Cross


Hero at Dunkirk by Vince Cross

Joe Read was 15 years old when he was caught up in a moment in history no one will ever forget. Winston Churchill called it 'a miracle of deliverance' when over 300000 British and allied soldiers were rescued from the beaches of Dunkirk by a fleet of over 800 boats. Joe and his father Wally risked their lives taking their pleasure craft, the New Britannic, across the channel. Joe's story is told here for the first time.

About the Author

Vince Cross taught for a number of years before he wrote and produced million-selling cassettes of music for children. He has also written books for Picadilly Press, OUP, Macmillan and Scholastic. He lives in Northampton.

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144 pages


Vince Cross
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Publication date

4th July 2013



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