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Lightning War By Ronald E. Powaski

Lightning War by Ronald E. Powaski

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Summary

Tells the history of the crushing German victory over the Western allies in 1940, in the early days of World War II, one of the most significant military campaigns of the twentieth century. This work raises and answers important questions, such as: Did Hitler allow the British to escape at Dunkirk? and Why was France defeated in only six weeks?

Lightning War Summary

Lightning War: Blitzkrieg in the West, 1940 by Ronald E. Powaski

This is a dramatically told history of the German defeat of the allies in 1940. This authoritative examination of the crushing German victory over the Western allies in May and June 1940 in the early days of World War II raises and answers important and intriguing questions, such as: Did Hitler allow the British to escape at Dunkirk? Why was France defeated in only six weeks? Why was Hitler's victory in the west destined to be his last? This is the first book to cover the campaign as a whole, examining the issues from all sides - French, British, German, and other involved nations. Based on extensive archival research and incorporating materials not available to previous historians of the campaign, it focuses on those who fought the conflict - from politicians and generals to foot soldiers, sailors, and airmen - and the dramatic events they shaped and witnessed. Ronald E. Powaski (Cleveland, OH) is Professor of History at Cleveland State University. He has written six books, including "Return to Armageddon: The United States and the Nuclear Arms Race, 1939-1987".

About Ronald E. Powaski

RONALD E. POWASKI is Professor of History at Cleveland State University. He has written six books, including Return to Armageddon: The United States and the Nuclear Arms Race, 1981 - 1999. Powaski lives in Euclid, Ohio.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.Prologue.Chapter One: The Reinberger Incident.Chapter Two: The Dyle Plan.Chapter Three: The Manstein Plan.Chapter Four: The Battle Begins, May 10-14.Chapter Five: The Battle of the Meuse, May 12-15.Chapter Six: The German Drive to the English Channel, May 15-20.Chapter Seven: The Weygand Plan, May 20-26.Chapter Eight: The Retreat to Dunkirk, May 26-28.Chapter Nine: Operation Dynamo, May 28-June 4.Chapter Ten: Aftermath.Notes.Index.

Additional information

GOR005245592
9780471394310
0471394319
Lightning War: Blitzkrieg in the West, 1940 by Ronald E. Powaski
Used - Very Good
Hardback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
2003-01-07
400
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