Poland 1939

The birth of Blitzkrieg

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Poland 1939

The birth of Blitzkrieg

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Description

The German invasion of Poland on 1 September 1939 began World War II 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 10 Dec 2022
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472859884
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 89 b/w; 11 col
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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