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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The bombardier called out, "I must let go the bombs now or they'll fall away from
the target." Hoehne gave the order to release. Then he immediately caught his
breath. Suddenly, and just for a second or two, he had glimpsed "not a barrage
The first was made by 12 bombers, which dropped 20 or 30 bombs on the harbor.
Fortunately, most fell wide of their targets. However, the trawler Polly Johnson
was severely damaged by a near-miss. The second attack, which began at 3:50 ...
Bombs wrecked her engine room and blew open a hole below her waterline.
Wake- Walker watched the aerial attack from the destroyer's bridge. "It was an
odd sensation, waiting for the explosions, and knowing that you could do nothing.
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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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