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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He replied: "In the absence of orders to the contrary, I expect to continue my
westward advance on the following day. It is for the Supreme Command to
decide whether my target is to be Amiens or Paris. In my opinion, the correct
solution would ...
"I'm not sure," he replied. "I must think about it. Give me some time." Hitler nodded
, but he pressed Student for an early answer, without telling him that the action
against Eben Emael would be a part of a much larger operation. The next day ...
Churchill finally replied. "Surely it can't have happened so soon." "The front is
broken near Sedan," Reynaud responded. "They are pouring through in great
numbers with tanks and armored cars." Churchill tried to settle Reynaud down: "
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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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