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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After several retreats, he said, the Belgian army was only "getting its bearings
again." "I think ... "It has been absolutely essential to stop the retreat," he said, "
because the units were beginning to break down," due to previous retreats that
That same evening, Anthony Eden was worried about the effect that the British
retreat to the coast would have on Belgian morale and staying power. He
suggested to Churchill that he advise King George to personally inform the
His visit to Hitler's Berchtesgaden retreat in the Alps on November 19, 1940, left
him open to the charge that he had remained in Belgium primarily to get more
lenient terms from the Nazi dictator. According to Hubert Pierlot, "the King
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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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