Lightning War: Blitzkrieg in the West, 1940
Wiley, 2003 - 388 pages
"So long as the English tongue survives, the word Dunkerque will be spoken with reverence. For in that harbor, in such a hell as never blazed on earth before, at the end of a lost battle, the rags and blemishes that have hidden the soul of democracy fell away. . . . This shining thing in the souls of free men Hitler cannot command, or stain, or conquer. . . . It is the great tradition of democracy. It is the future. It is victory."
-- The New York Times, June 1, 1940
In Lightning War, historian Ronald Powaski tells the dramatic story of the German defeat of the Allies in northern France and the Low Countries in 1940. This is the first book to cover the campaign as a whole, examining the issues from all sides-- those of the French, British, German, and other involved nations. From the Battle of the Meuse to the German drive to the English Channel, from the Weygand Plan to Operation Dynamo, Powaski relates the events through the eyes of the generals, politicians, and servicemen who witnessed and forever shaped history.
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The 2nd Panzer Division Crosses, May 13 Of the three divisions in Guderian's
19th Panzer Corps, the 2nd Panzer Division experienced the greatest difficulty
getting across the Meuse River. The division's slow advance through the
the counterattack with strong formations was carried out at 4:30 A.M." In fact, the "
strong" French counterattack ran smack into the 1st Panzer Division's 2nd Panzer
Regiment. The 2nd Panzer Regiment was the first German armored unit across ...
Guderian Resumes His Advance, May 21 As the battle of Arras was being fought,
Guderian 's panzer divisions spent the ... each of his three panzer divisions one
port each: Calais was assigned to the 1st Panzer Division, Boulogne to the 2nd, ...
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Chapter Two The Dyle Plan
Chapter Three The Manstein Plan
Chapter Four The Battle Begins May 1014
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