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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Yet even more than the anti-tank gun, Guderian regarded the enemy tank as the "
most dangerous" threat to the panzer. The only effective counter to the speed,
range, and firepower of the panzers was other tanks, provided that they were
Without the 2nd Panzer and the corps's artillery, which were also trailing far
behind, Guderian feared the attack would not be strong enough to break through
the French defenses. He asked Kleist to postpone the crossing one day. Kleist
m Guderian's panzers were now moving in open country, and they advanced
rapidly, meeting virtually no French resistance. Driving toward Montcor- net,
Guderian passed an advancing column of the 1st Panzer Division. He found its
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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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