The Resource Blitzkrieg: : myth, reality, and Hitler's lightning war: France 1940, Lloyd Clark, (electronic resource)

Blitzkrieg: : myth, reality, and Hitler's lightning war: France 1940, Lloyd Clark, (electronic resource)

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Blitzkrieg: : myth, reality, and Hitler's lightning war: France 1940
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Blitzkrieg:
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myth, reality, and Hitler's lightning war: France 1940
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Lloyd Clark
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eng
Summary
In the spring of 1940, the Germans launched a military offensive in France and the Low Countries that married superb intelligence, the latest military thinking, and new technology to achieve in just six weeks what their fathers had failed to achieve in all four years of the First World War. It was a stunning victory, altering the balance of power in Europe in one stroke, and convinced the entire world that the Nazi war machine was unstoppable. But as Lloyd Clark, a leading British military historian and academic, argues in Blitzkrieg, much of our understanding of this victory, and blitzkrieg itself, is based on myth. Far from being a foregone conclusion, Hitler's plan could easily have failed had the Allies been even slightly less inept or the Germans less fortunate. The Germans recognized that success depended not only on surprise, but also on avoiding being drawn into a protracted struggle for which they were not prepared. And while speed was essential, 90% of Germany's ground forces were still reliant on horses, bicycles, and their own feet for transportation. There was a real fear of defeat. Their surprise victory proved the apex of their achievement; far from being undefeatable, Clark argues, the France 1940 campaign revealed Germany and its armed forces to be highly vulnerable-a fact dismissed by Hitler as he began to plan for his invasion of the Soviet Union
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Midwest
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1967-
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Clark, Lloyd
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940.54/0943
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non fiction
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  • Hitler, Adolf
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Lightning war
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Blitzkrieg: : myth, reality, and Hitler's lightning war: France 1940, Lloyd Clark, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11785358
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1 online resource
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Blitzkrieg: : myth, reality, and Hitler's lightning war: France 1940, Lloyd Clark, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11785358
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11785358
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11785358
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11785358
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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