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Robert didn't leave Dunkirk as Churchill needed an army and they were hopelessly outnumbered. He survived in France in 1940 (6, 7 and 8 June) and it became apparent that things were not going well. But the French were planning a huge counter attack.

The attack was organised by a "grizzled old sergeant with First World War ribbons."

He watched ships attacked at sea by German aircraft. 24,000 men fought and only 4,000 got out of Havre, and 1,300 got out of Valery and Veules-les-Roses. On the 12th June, he was evacuated off the beach at Veures-les-Roses.

He served in Africa, then Sicily then back to UK two days after D-Day.

After the war he left the army as soon as possible and joined the committee to rebuild Germany.


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