The Second World War: Europe and the Mediterranean

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Square One Publishers, Inc., 2002 - History - 448 pages
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From the prewar development of the German war machine to the ultimate victory of the Allied coalition, here is an in-depth analysis of the battles that raged on the Western and Eastern Fronts. It examines the major strategies, the innovative tactics, and the new generation of weapons—along with the people who used them.
 

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Contents

Birth of the Blitzkrieg
1
Chart Organization of the Reichswehr 19201935
4
Chapter
5
The German Battleship Schamhorst
12
Chart Organization of Panzer Division 19391940
18
Blitzkrieg in the West
27
Chapter 2
28
Map Maginot Line and Invasion Routes
34
Allied Victory in the Mediterranean Sicily and Italy
227
Map PostHUSKY Contingency Plans
232
Map First Battle of Cassino
241
Chapter 11
248
No More Gallipolis Planning and Preparing the CrossChannel Attack
253
U S Troops With British Escort in Northern Ireland
254
A Landing Ship Tank lLSTt
263
German AntiLanding Obstacles Under Construction
271

British Equipment During Mechanized Exercise on Salisbury
42
A French Armored Division Was Immobilized Through
48
The Battle of Britain
55
Hitler Triumphant The Balkan Campaign and Operation BARBAROSSA
87
Chapter 4
89
German Troops at a Dynamited Section of Road Near
95
Map Marcks Plan August 5 1940
103
Cannae on a Vast Scale The RussoGerman War to Stalingrad
111
German Machinegun Crews in a Russian Village 1941
112
Moscow Under Siege
119
Map Directive 41 April 5 1942
128
New Masters of Blitzkrieg The RussoGerman War From Kursk to Berlin
139
Chapter 6
140
The German Main Battle Tank the Panzerkampfwagen
147
German Prisoners of War in Moscow July 17 1944
155
The Western Allies Seize the Initiative North Africa
163
Chapter 7
164
Sherman Tank
170
The Allied Command Team 1943
176
The Grand Alliance
181
Chapter 8
182
The Battle of the Atlantic
205
Chapter 9
206
Chapter 10
226
Chart 1 German Command in the West
277
Taking the Dare The DDay Assault
283
Chapter 12
284
Eisenhower Talks With Paratroopers
291
American Troops Going Ashore on Utah Beach
296
A Business of BuildUp
307
Chapter 13
309
Hedgerow Fighting
316
Planning and Implementing the Breakout Operation COBRA
323
Troops Dig Out After Bombs Fall Short
331
Field Marshal Walter ModeL
338
Chapter 15
344
The Tyranny of Logistics
347
German Equipment on the South Bank of the Seine
351
A Rather Ambitious Counterattack
369
Chapter 16
370
German Soldier Moves Forward December 1944
377
Pattons Armor Heading for the Ardennes December 1944
383
Mission Fulfilled
393
Chapter 17
394
Navy Landing Craft Loads Troops for Rhine Crossing
400
Montgomery Accepts the German Surrender at Luneburg
408
Selected Bibliography
415
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These titles were developed and written by the faculty of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Weaving the complexities of individual historical conflicts into a broader perspective, these books chronicle the turbulent periods of civilization. Utilizing their expertise as scholars and soldiers, the authors shed light on the crucial events and factors that shaped the execution of the world s great military campaigns. Photographs, illustrations, and maps of the campaigns thoroughly researched for historical accuracy are either included in the books or available as companion atlases. Each volume focuses on a specific era of warfare, bringing you into the thick of battle with a clear and accurate picture of men at war.

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