Hitler’s Blitzkrieg Enemies 1940

Hitler’s Blitzkrieg Enemies 1940

Denmark, Norway, Netherlands & Belgium

Men-at-Arms 493
  • Author: Nigel Thomas
  • Illustrator: Johnny Shumate
  • Short code: MAA 493
  • Publication Date: 20 Feb 2014
  • Number of Pages: 48
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The armies of Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands and Belgium bore the first crushing impact of Hitler's mighty Blitzkrieg war machine in Western Europe, in a campaign that astonished and terrified the world. The German Wehrmacht was millions strong, equipped with the latest guns, tanks and aircraft, and had the priceless advantage of having learned the realities of modern warfare in Poland the previous September. The defenders of Scandinavia and the Low Countries were raised from small populations, and were inadequately funded, trained, equipped and armed. Their modest numbers, inexperience, and largely indefensible borders condemned them to rapid defeat. For this reason they have tended to be neglected by history - in many cases, unjustly. Vastly outnumbered - and, in the case of the neutral Low Countries, with their potential French and British allies reeling under simultaneous attacks - thousands of soldiers fought heroically in the hopeless defence of their homelands against the Nazi juggernaut.

Biographical Note

Dr Nigel Thomas is an accomplished linguist and military historian, formerly a Principal Lecturer at Northumbria University, now a freelance military author, translator and military uniform consultant. His interests are 20th-century military and civil uniformed organizations, with a special interest in Germany, Central and Eastern Europe. He was awarded a PhD on the Eastern enlargement of NATO.Johnny Shumate works as a freelance illustrator living in Nashville, Tennessee. He began his career in 1987 after graduating from Austin Peay State University. Most of his work is rendered in Adobe Photoshop using a Cintiq monitor. His greatest influences are Angus McBride, Don Troiani, and Edouard Detaille. His interests include karate, running, Bible reading, history, and making English longbows.

Contents

Introduction
The Danish Army: organisation, battle record, uniforms and insignia
The Norwegian Army: organisation, battle record, uniforms and insignia
The Royal Netherlands Army: organisation, battle record, uniforms and insignia
The Belgian Army: organisation, battle record, uniforms and insignia
Bibliography
Plate commentaries
Index

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