Germany's Lightning War: The Campaigns of World War II

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MBI Pub., 2000 - History - 256 pages
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Germany's campaigns in Poland, Norway, the Low Countries, France, and North Africa from 1939 to 1942 ushered in a new era of warfare during which the practice of Blitzkrieg, or "Lightning War", was employed with devastating effect. This authoritative text is complemented by full-color maps explaining the movement of German forces and color artwork depicting Wehrmacht uniforms and the armored fighting vehicles, aircraft, and naval vessels that took part in the campaign. In addition, specification tables accompany all drawings of the hardware. Sidebars offer insight to the famous commanders who directed the campaigns -- Rommel, Rundstedt, and Student, for example -- while detailed appendices contain essential information on specific battles, German losses, and equipment.

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Contents

Countdown to War
7
The Destruction of Poland
23
Before the Storm
47
Copyright

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Adrian Gilbert was born near London, where he attended St. Edmunds College, as well as the University of Kent at Cantebury, reading for an Honours degree in Chemistry. His first book, The Cosmic Wisdom Beyond Astrology, was written with the intent of bringing together scientific reasoning and mystical insight. As things have turned out, this has continued to be the hallmark of Adrian's writing and explains why his books have achieved world-wide recognition. Adrian has appeared in a number of documentaries including two for the BBC: The Great Pyramid, gateway to the stars and The Crystal skulls.

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