Fall Gelb 1940 (1)

Panzer breakthrough in the West

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Fall Gelb 1940 (1)

Panzer breakthrough in the West

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Never in the history of warfare has the clash between such great and apparently equal forces been decided so swiftly and conclusively as the German conquest of France and the Low Countries in May and June of 1940. Not deigning to spend itself against the extensive fortifications of France's Maginot Lines, Hitler's Wehrmacht planned to advance its 136 (of 157) divisions through Belgium and northern France in order to destroy the Allied forces there and gain territory from which to prosecute continued combat operations against France and England. Beginning on 10 May 1940, this title follows the fortunes of Heeresgruppe A as its three Panzer Korps moved stealthily through the dark, hilly, and thickly forested Ardennes in southern Belgium before forcing a passage across the river Meuse and racing through France to the Channel in one of the most daring campaigns in history.

Product details

Published Apr 20 2014
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781782006466
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 60 b/w; 17 col
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 264
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

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Douglas C. Dildy

Douglas C. Dildy is a retired US Air Force colonel…

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Peter Dennis

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