Myth, Reality, and Hitler's Lightning War: France 1940

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A leading military historian from the UK presents a controversial reassessment of the infamous German warfare tactic and its role in the fall of France to the Nazis in 1940, arguing that better Allied competence may have prevented German success.
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780802125132
Branch Call Number: 940.540943 CLA 2016
Characteristics: xx, 457 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm


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Feb 10, 2018

A thorough and excellent examination of the Battle of France by a military historian.

Dec 03, 2016

This is a very good book that keep the reader's attention as it goes over a large amount of details. I've read a lot of WWII history and know much about this battle before, but never have I studied the finer details. It good to have a better understanding of the slow reactions of all the French forces and the reasons for it. Why the Germans were so successful against the divisions around Sedan. Why the Germans utterly dominated, even though the allies had better quality and quantity when it came to armored forces. Why did Germany dominate in the air to a much larger extent than the numbers would imply. Who knew Guderian was relieved of command 1/2 way though, only to be reinstated? How Rommel's tendency to gloat and embellish the facts impacted the strategic decisions made by the high command ("I was attacked by 5 divisions" instead of much smaller forces).

Anyway, a good book that keeps your attention.

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