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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ETBLAJ) J (BOMKMT) Allied Plan "E." (Shirer, Collapse of the Third Republic,
Simon and Schuster) south to north across eastern Belgium. Not only did the
Dyle Plan create a shorter line, it promised to protect the Belgian capital as well
as give ...
The Dyle Plan, he argued, would take full advantage of French motorized forces,
add the Belgian army to the French side of the scale, and enable the Allies to
fight the war away from French soil. Nothing, including Pretelat's report, would be
The Allied Retreat Begins, May i6 When Gort ordered his soldiers to pull back
from the Dyle line to the Escaut River, most of them were caught by surprise. Less
than a week before, they had advanced 60 miles into Belgium to meet the enemy.
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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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