Poland 1939

The birth of Blitzkrieg

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Poland 1939

The birth of Blitzkrieg

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Osprey's examination of the German invasion of Poland, which began World War II (1939-1945) in Europe, pitting the newly modernized army of Europe's great industrial power against the much smaller Polish army and introducing the world to a new style of warfare – Blitzkrieg. Panzer divisions spearheaded the German assault with Stuka dive-bombers prowling ahead spreading terror and mayhem. This book demonstrates how the Polish army was not as backward as it is often portrayed and fielded a tank force larger than that of the contemporary US Army. Its stubborn defence did give the Germans some surprises and German casualties were relatively heavy for such a short campaign.

Table of Contents

Introduction/Chronology/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Armies/Opposing Plans/The German Assault/The Battle of Warsaw/The Soviet Invasion/The Aftermath/The Battlefield today/Further Reading/Index

Product details

Published Aug 19 2002
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841764085
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 89 b/w; 11 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 107
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Steven J. Zaloga

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from U…

Illustrator

Howard Gerrard

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