Inside the Nazi War Machine

Inside the Nazi War Machine

How Three Generals Unleashed Hitler's Blitzkrieg Upon the World

Book - 2010
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The men, the minds, and the military tactics of Nazi Germany that would challenge the world to war.

In 1940, as Nazi Germany spread its wings of war, France stood secure in the knowledge that they possessed the largest, most formidable, and best-equipped army in Europe. France also had a stalwart ally in Britain and the support of Holland and Belgium. But they were all about to face a new kind of enemy who fought a new kind of war.

In this book, expert military strategist Bevin Alexander examines the groundbreaking martial concepts developed by three brilliant generals- Erwin Rommel, Erich von Manstein, and Heinz Guderian. Their plan was to unleash the power of the tank, grouping them into juggernauts that would slam into-and through-enemy lines, as aircraft supported them and ground forces swept in behind them. It was the Blitzkrieg. And it alerted the world that the deadly might of Germany could no longer be ignored...
Publisher: New York : NAL Caliber, c2010
ISBN: 9780451231208
Branch Call Number: 940.54 ALE 2010
Characteristics: vi, 310 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm


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May 08, 2017

A careful and very readable examination of the opening gambits and armor tactics from the German Army. Strong discussion of the novelty, the overwhelming success of the German panzers, and an epilogue of the "what ifs" after the fall of France.

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