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Название: The BEF in France 1939-1940: Manning the Front through to the Dunkirk Evacuation Автор(ы): John Grehan, Martin Mace Издательство: Pen & Sword Military Год: 2014 ISBN: 978-1783462117 Страниц: 224 Язык: English Формат: EPUB Размер: 18 MB
The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) was the British force in Europe from 1939–1940 during the Second World War. Commanded by General Lord Gort, the BEF constituted one-tenth of the defending Allied force. The British Expeditionary Force was started in 1938 in readiness for a perceived threat of war after Germany annexed Austria in March 1938 and the claims on the Sudetenland, which led to the invasion of Czechoslovakia in March 1939. After the French and British had promised to defend Poland, the German invasion of that country began and war was declared on 3 September 1939.