Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Preamble: The Lion at Bay Abstract
* The British Army retreats to Dunkirk.
* The Army is under threat from Germany, but they have the advantage of their leader, Winston Churchill.
* Churchill is against a negotiated settlement.
Prologue: Land of Hope and Glory Abstract
* Churchill tells the nation to prepare for...
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