Boulogne, 1940

Discussion in 'Books, Films, TV, Radio' started by Bernard Lewis, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. Bernard Lewis

    Bernard Lewis Member

    Can anyone suggest a book that gives a first-hand account of the defence of Boulogne in 1940, please? Preferably from a Welsh Guards' viewpoint.

    I am researching the life of Henry Coombe-Tennant, Welsh Guards, who was captured at Boulogne. I have LOADS of info on this officer but would welcome a good first-hand account of the fighting and evacuation (if the author actually got on a boat!)

    I already have the Welsh Guards' history (Ellis) and some official reports etc.

  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Drew5233, Tricky Dicky and dbf like this.
  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    I concur with the above recommendation. I'm not aware of a specific WG book on Boulogne. In fact it's one of the least written about battles in France during 1940.
  4. Bernard Lewis

    Bernard Lewis Member

    Thanks for the info, both. I'll order that one then!

    Thanks again.

  5. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    If you haven't already you could try and contact
    WG Archivist at Wellington Barracks. There might be some accounts by former Welsh guardsmen in their files.
    The Welsh Guards Collection
  6. Bernard Lewis

    Bernard Lewis Member

    Good point. I have had some info on Henry from there. Thanks!


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