A Play, A Pie and A Pint
The Beaches of St. Valery
By Stuart Hepburn
Show Starts 1pm
Eighty years ago, in June 1940, Churchill hailed the “miracle of Dunkirk,” when all 350,000 men of the British Expeditionary Force were evacuated to safety.
But for the men of the 51st Highland Division, there was no miracle. Sacrificed in a secret political deal, Churchill ordered them to stay and fight to the last bullet.
Against overwhelming odds, 9,000 Scotsmen surrendered at St-Valery-en-Caux, and were marched to POW camps in Poland.
All of them were betrayed.
Some of them escaped.
One of them fell in love.
The Beaches Of St Valery is his story.