Acknowledgements & Links

NOTICE: Wherever possible we have endeavoured to obtain permission to use all material on this site. No violation of copyright or trademark is intended.

This site was created with the assistance of the following:

Webmaster Mr Chris Day, Seven Creative Ltd,

Mr Stephen Cocks, Guided Battlefield Tours Ltd, Newport, NP20 4LX

Mr Tom Christopherson, (grandson of Major Nevill Christopherson MC RA)

Mr Jan Daschot, Watou, Belgium (local historian and author of ‘Geschiedenis Van Een Grensdorp‘ a History of Watou 1830-2015 (in Flemish)

Descendants of Dunkirk veteran Driver Brammer, RASC

Mr Andrew Barton, local historian Dursley, Gloucestershire.

Miss Felicity West, illustrations

Mrs Susan Navin, illustration

Mr Andrew Newson (1940 expert and British Army War Diary Copying Service).

Mr Richard Johnson (son of Gunner Eric Johnson, 367 Battery)

Mrs Christine Parry (daughter of Private George Hawkins, Royal Sussex Rgt)

My travel companions, Dr Andrew Oates and Mr James Clark

Mr Ian McCorquodale (nephew of Major JRH Cartland MP and Captain JAH Cartland)

Mr Malcolm Waldron (son of Corporal Waldron, 133 FA)

Mr Kevin Sherwood (great nephew of Gunner Leonard Stringer)

Mrs Helen Hood (grand-daughter-in-law of Captain Cecil A Hood)

Mr Barry Ross (nephew of Bombardier Arthur Ross, 367 Battery), author of ‘The Missing Son of Silvertown’. 

Mr John & Mr Alvin Bradbury (sons of Gunner Ernest Bradbury, 367 Battery)

Mr Martin Felstead (son of Sergeant Frank Felstead, 366 Battery)

Mr Henry Somerset (grandson of Brigadier Nigel Somerset)

The Downhill Only Club, Wenghen, Switzerland

Mr Paul Hunt, (son-in-law of Bombardier Harry Munn) and author of ‘Dunkirk- the Untold Story’

Paul Leroy-Demon, author of  ‘L’occupation à Cassel durant la seconde Guerre mondiale’.


Cassel and Hazebouck 1940‘ by Jerry Murland (2017) Pen & Sword Military ISBN 9781473852655

Fight to the Last Man‘ by Simon Sebag-Montefiore (2006) Penguin ISBN 13: 9780670910823

Grand Party‘ (1941) by Lt Col Graham Brooks, Fleet Street Press (out of print).

Imperial War Museum London. Diaries of Lieutenant Ronald Baxter.

Dunkirk. German Operations in France 1940′ by Hans-Adolf Jacobsen (2019) Casemate ISBN 978-1-161200-659-8

‘Norman Gibbs, Prisoner of War number 16349, Retrospective Diary’ by Joanna Lusek (2018) ISBN 97883-931223-1-8

‘The Missing Son of Silvertown- Reported Missing for 15 Months‘ by Barry Ross (2021) ISBN 978-1527265066

Commonwealth War Graves Commission,

WW2 talk forum,

Mr Philip Baker’s Stalag VIIIB forum and website.

Cassel images from website