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 recrossed the river after the bridgehead seemed secure and drove by
panzer northward to the point where the 6th Rifle Regiment was crossing. There
he saw German engineers busily engaged in building an eight-ton pontoon
Arriving in Charleroi early on May 13, the 1st Armored Division was only 23 miles
from Rommel's bridgehead across the Meuse. Yet it was not until 1:00 P.m. the
next day that the division was finally ordered to Florennes, ten miles west of ...
The French 71ST Division Panics, May 14 As dawn broke on May 14, the French
71st Infantry Division was still effectively blocking the advance of the 10th Panzer
Division out of its Meuse bridgehead. But about 6:30 A.m., its commander, ...
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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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