Sword of Bone by Anthony Rhodes
It is September 1939. Shortly after war is declared, Anthony Rhodes is sent to France, serving with the British Army.
His days are filled with the minutiae and mundanities of Army life – friendships, billeting, administration – as the months of the ‘Phoney War’ quickly pass and the conflict seems a distant prospect.
It is only in the spring of 1940 that the true situation becomes clear; the men are ordered to retreat to the coast and the beaches of Dunkirk, where they face a desperate and terrifying wait for evacuation.
Narrated by Mark Meadows.