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it didn't help that Gamelin's conduct of the war was idiotic. He was effectively in overall command of the allies at this point, including BEF.

He holed himself up in a moated chateau far from the front with only one telephone line and no radio communication. When the german axis breakout happened at Sedan, he withdrew as much of his army as possible towards the defence of Paris, effectively abandoning northern France.

But yes, the BEF were left with little choice to get out while they still could

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Sep 2nd, 2019 at 01:23:24 PM EST
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