Quoted in Terry Coleman, '1940 Revisited. 26 May: Calais defence gives respite
to Dunkirk', The Independent (26 May 1990), p. 6. Coleman, 'Calais defence' (
supra); cf. John Cooksey, Calais. 30 Brigade's Defiant Defence, May 1940 ...
30 at a ceremony near Clermont - Ferrand in consequence of the Vichy
compulsory labour law of Sept . ... only 3 infantry battalions ) , it would
interference from any quarter ; immediately after receiving consist of all arms ,
with Gen . ... where the interests of France or her Secretary for Agriculture and
Food Supplies , was appointed Empire might make it necessary . ... as a reward
to the population of Dieppe Pas - de - Calais for sabotage to railways ( June 30 )
and threats made to for their ...
The In mediaeval times , it was Normandy and deep estuaries of the rivers of
western Europe the Pas de Calais which attracted ... For these different reasons ,
and in centuries wheel like battalions into line . defiance of many different
enemies ... In first shots of World War I. On May 14 : 1940 , 1656 , Charles II , an
exile since the Battle of a Grenadier Battalion faced ... forbears had picked on the
King of Spain engaged to assist Charles with same narrow ditch as a first line of