Fall Gelb 1940 (2)

Airborne assault on the Low Countries

Fall Gelb 1940 (2) cover

Fall Gelb 1940 (2)

Airborne assault on the Low Countries

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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.

Table of Contents

Origins of the campaign /Chronology /Opposing commanders /Opposing armies /Orders of battle /Opposing plans /The campaign /Aftermath /The battlefields today /Further reading /Index

Product details

Published 20 Jan 2015
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472802743
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 74 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 265
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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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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