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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Lieutenant Colonel Graf von Schwerin, the regiment's commander, had more
than pride and his reputation at stake in the task that lay before him. Guderian, a
few months before, had expressed dismay at the way, it seemed to him, that
In another bunker, a barn that had concealed a French anti-tank gun, Lieutenant
Courbiere's men were delighted to discover a cache of soda water bottles. They
were emptied quickly as the Germans slaked the ravenous thirst they acquired ...
Near the Chateau de Bellevue, on the second French defensive line, just west of
Fre"nois, two blockhouses (numbers 103 and 104), under the command of
Second Lieutenant Verron, were still resisting the advancing Germans. However,
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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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