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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It would have the responsibility for defending the frontier from Sedan to the Magi
not Line. On the right of Billotte's 1st Army Group, the 2nd and 3rd Army Groups
would attempt to hold the Maginot Line and the Rhine River defenses, which ...
General Corap's 9th Army would defend the west bank of the river from Namur
upstream to Mezieres, while Hunt- ziger's 2nd Army was assigned to cover the
river from a point just east of Mezieres to the western end of the Maginot Line.
One of Corap's divisions, the 102nd Infantry, was a fortress division, which,
because it had no vehicles to transport its troops, was necessarily confined to
defending a fixed position. * At the age of sixty-two, Corap was one of the army's
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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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