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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Rommel Crosses the Meuse, May 12-15 Corap, of course, was right. The panzer
division moving toward Dinant was Envin Rommel's 7th Panzer Division.
Rommel's rapid advance was due partly to his division's favorable tactical march
Needless to say, the French bungled a golden opportunity to throw the Germans
back into the Meuse. By the next morning, May 14, Rommel had gotten the 25th
Panzer Regiment, with 30 tanks under the command of Colonel Rothenburg, ...
Rommel had intended to accompany his lead panzers himself, as was his custom
, but his infantry were traveling so slowly that he felt compelled to drive back to
them to hasten their advance. A mile or two north of Ficheux, he encountered part
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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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