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The Resource Blitzkrieg : myth, reality, and Hitler's lightning war-- France, 1940, Lloyd Clark

Blitzkrieg : myth, reality, and Hitler's lightning war-- France, 1940, Lloyd Clark

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Blitzkrieg : myth, reality, and Hitler's lightning war-- France, 1940
Title
Blitzkrieg
Title remainder
myth, reality, and Hitler's lightning war-- France, 1940
Statement of responsibility
Lloyd Clark
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Blitzkrieg
Title variation remainder
myth, reality, and Hitlers lightning war: France 1940
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eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • In the spring of 1940, Nazi Germany launched a military offensive in France and the Low Countries that married superb intelligence, the latest military thinking, and new technology. In just six weeks the Nazis outflanked the large French army, sowed chaos, and took Paris, achieving what their fathers had failed to accomplish in all four years of the First World War. The fall of France was a stunning victory. It altered 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. The tactic was not really new, and far from being a forgone victory, Hitler's invasion was incredibly risky and could easily have failed had the Allies been even slightly less inept or the Germans less fortunate. And while speed and mechanization were essential, 90 percent of Germany's ground forces were still reliant on horses, bicycles, and their own feet for transportation. Their surprise victory proved the apex of their achievement; far from being undefeatable, Clark argues, the campaign revealed Germany's vulnerabilities, lessons not learned by Hitler as he began to plan for the invasion of the Soviet Union. A definitive history of the events of 1940, Blitzkrieg is Lloyd Clark at his best.--Dust jacket
Summary
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
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10529042
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1967-
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Clark, Lloyd
Dewey number
940.54/0943
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • D757
  • D757
LC item number
  • .C595 2016
  • .C63 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Hitler, Adolf
  • Hitler, Adolf
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Lightning war
  • Lightning war
  • Military campaigns
  • France
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
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myth, reality, and Hitler's lightning war: France 1940
Label
Blitzkrieg : myth, reality, and Hitler's lightning war-- France, 1940, Lloyd Clark
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 398-436) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Ingredients -- Plans -- Final preparations -- 10 May : forward -- 11-12 May : to the Meuse -- 13 May : crossing the Meuse -- 14-15 May : counter-attacks and exploitation -- 16-20 May : crisis of command and the coast -- 21-24 May : Arras, Weygand and the halt order -- 25 May-4 June : withdrawal and evacuation -- 5-8 June : Fall Rot and resilience -- 9-22 June : driving south, Paris and armistice
Control code
ocn939426687
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 457 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802125132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)939426687
Label
Blitzkrieg : myth, reality, and Hitler's lightning war-- France, 1940, Lloyd Clark
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 398-436) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ingredients -- Plans -- Final preparations -- 10 May : forward -- 11-12 May : to the Meuse -- 13 May : crossing the Meuse -- 14-15 May : counter-attacks and exploitation -- 16-20 May : crisis of command and the coast -- 21-24 May : Arras, Weygand and the halt order -- 25 May-4 June : withdrawal and evacuation -- 5-8 June : Fall Rot and resilience -- 9-22 June : driving south, Paris and armistice
Control code
ocn939426687
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 457 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802125132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)939426687

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