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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Gamelin asked. "I don't have the reserves." Bullitt remembered that Daladier's
face fell and became more and more contorted. "So it means the destruction of
the French Army?" Dala- dier ended the discussion. "Yes, it means the
destruction of ...
Finally, Billotte asked Leopold whether he would fall back to the Yser if that
proved necessary. "Evidently with some regret," Gort recalled, Leopold agreed to
do so. However, the next day the king informed Wey- gand that the Belgian army
Lebrun then asked Reynaud how soon France could expect to receive effective
aid from America. The premier replied that more than a week before he had
asked U.S. Ambassador Bullitt to place the same question before President
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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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