The Blitzkrieg Legend: The 1940 Campaign in the West

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Naval Institute Press, 2005 - History - 507 pages
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"Here for the first time in English, is an illuminating German perspective on the decisive Blitzkrieg campaign. The account ... provides the definitive explanation for German's startling success and the equally surprising military collapse of France and Britain on the European continent in 1940. In a little over a month, Germany defeated the Allies in battle, a task that had not been achieved in four years of brutal fighting during World War I ... This study explodes many of the myths concerning German blitzkrieg warfare and the planning for the 1940 campaign"--Jacket.

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User Review  - jmkemp - LibraryThing

As part of the planning for the megagame War in the West I bought myself a copy of Blitzkrieg Legend because it is the German Army’s official history (although it didn't get written until the 1990s ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shrike58 - LibraryThing

This study didn't quite have the impact for me that I thought it would, but that might be a function of how Frieser's conclusions have been influencing the field for years. In any case, this is the ... Read full review

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