The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) was the British force in Europe from 1939-1940 during the Second World War. Tommy Atkins at his best, this was the second time in 25 years the British would do battle in France.
It was uniquely a motorized force, with no horses, and extremely well-equipped.
They fought tenaciously but were out-fought and out-maneuvered by the better prepared and far more numerous German forces, leading to the epic retreat at Dunkirk. It would be four years until a more hardened force, with support from its allies, would land on the beaches on D-day.
Bolt Action: BEF Command (3 Infantry) (Blister)