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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southward to the French frontier. The right wing of Corap's army would remain
fixed on French soil, holding the line of the Meuse from the Belgian border to the
town of Sedan. To the right of the 9th Army, the five divisions of General Charles ...
King Leopold Decides to Stay in Belgium, May 15-18W On the morning of May 15
, shortly after Winston Churchill was shocked by Reynaud's phone call
proclaiming the French army's defeat, King Leopold of Belgium was coming to
much the ...
As he read the order directing him to begin the evacuation of the BEF's combat
troops, Blanchard's face dropped in horror. If the order were obeyed, he
exclaimed, the French 1st Army would be cut off and forced to surrender! Gort did
not have ...
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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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