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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When Guderian continued to object, Kleist cut him short and told him to obey his
order to attack the next day, with or without the 2nd Panzer Division and the corps
' artillery. Later, Guderian recalled that he had been "obliged to admit that there ...
At the moment, he told Rundstedt, the final decision "depends not so much on a
rapid thrust to the Channel, as on the ability to secure as quickly as possible an
absolutely sound defense on the Aisne in the Laon area and, later, on the
As early as the previous December, he had told the Cabinet that if France
dropped out of the conflict, "we should not be able to carry on the war by
ourselves." Now that this appeared to be happening, Halifax believed that it was
time to explore ...
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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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