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 task would have been relatively easy physically, since Halder was permitted
to carry his pistol to meetings with the Fiihrer. But psychologically the act proved
impossible for Halder. The idea of cold-blooded murder clashed with his deeply ...
To convince the Fiihrer that the army was not ready for war, he charged that its
soldiers had not demonstrated the same degree of aggressiveness in the Polish
campaign that the army had displayed in World War I. Brauchitsch even said
Later, after the Fiihrer had departed, Rundstedt remarked with a sigh of relief, "
Well, if he wants nothing else, then we shall have peace at last." After the war,
Rundstedt expressed his opinion to Liddell Hart that "the Fuehrer had counted on
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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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