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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At 10:30 A.m. on May 9, Paul Reynaud began reading an indictment of General
Gamelin's conduct of the war. Reynaud, a small but athletically trim man of 62,
was often called "France's Churchill." Like Churchill, he was extremely energetic,
He immediately hurried to Reynaud's apartment to give him "a pearl beyond price
," as he put it, and he wanted to watch the premier's face when he received the
good news. He found Reynaud's apartment more or less in darkness, the only ...
In fact, two days later, on May 20, Reynaud did receive a peace offer from
Hermann Goring. It was delivered to him by Raoul Nordling, the Swedish consul-
general in Paris. Nordling was instructed by Goring to "tell Reynaud he should ...
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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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