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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of the 18th Division's infantry battalions had reached the river. By the next
morning, only five battalions of the 22nd Infantry Division were in their designated
positions. And when Corap's soldiers did arrive on the river, they could find no
trace of ...
The crossing was made possible only because soldiers belonging to Balck's 1st
Infantry Regiment moved westward along the southern bank of the river and
knocked out the bunkers that had been firing on the 2nd Panzer Division. By the
Furthermore, to ensure that the traditional tactical doctrine would be followed,
Flavigny placed Brocard's 3rd Armored Division under the command of an
infantry man, General Bertin-Bossu, the commander of the 3rd Motorized Infantry
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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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