Fall Gelb 1940 (2): Airborne assault on the Low Countries

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Bloomsbury Publishing, 20 jan. 2015 - 96 pagina's
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The great blitzkrieg campaign of May/June 1940 saw German forces pour through Holland and Belgium to confront the French and British. The assault was audacious; it relied on speed, feinting and manoeuvre as much as superior force, and in the end these qualities were to prove decisive to German success. Featuring vivid illustrations, illuminative bird's eye views and maps, this book charts the unfolding of an unprecedented 'lightning war', which saw the first ever airborne assault at a strategic level, and the largest clash of armour to date. Never in the history of warfare had the clash between such large, powerful, and apparently equal forces been decided so swiftly and conclusively.
 

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Good introduction to a surprisingly little-written about campaign (in English at least). Covers most of the areas of interest and is particularly good on the campaign in the Netherlands and the first mass use of the paratrooper arm. Volledige review lezen

Inhoudsopgave

ORIGINS OF THE CAMPAIGN
4
CHRONOLOGY
8
OPPOSING COMMANDERS
10
OPPOSING PLANS
15
THE CAMPAIGN
34
AFTERMATH
89
THE BATTLEFIELD TODAY
91
FURTHER READING
93
GLOSSARY
94
INDEX
95
IMPRINT
97
Copyright

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Over de auteur (2015)

Doug Dildy is a USAF Academy graduate with a degree in history. He attended the US Armed Forces Staff College and USAF Air War College and holds a Masters Degree in Political Science. Doug has authored several campaign studies as well as several articles covering the Dutch, Danish and Norwegian air arms' defence against the German invasions of 1940 for notable US aviation history magazines. He is a regular contributor to the amateur modelling magazine Small Air Forces Observer.

Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles.

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