France 1940

Blitzkrieg in the West

France 1940 cover

France 1940

Blitzkrieg in the West

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The German victory of 1940 stunned the world. France, major European power and owner of the world's largest armies had fallen in less than seven weeks to the might of the German Wehrmacht. The secret of the Wehrmacht's success lay in its carefully thought out organization and the tactics of blitzkrieg. Fast moving tank divisions supported by armoured, mobile infantry swept over opposition, helped by both conventional bombers and deadly Stuka dive-bombers. Alan Shepperd's highly detailed text examines the tactics, organization and equipment of the Allied and German forces, and provides a daily account of the most crucial period of the battle.

Table of Contents

Background for War/The Opposing Commanders/The Opposing Armies/The Opposing Plans/The Battle for France/The Result/Chronology/A Guide to Further Reading/Wargaming France 1940

Product details

Published 24 May 1990
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9780850459586
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 71 b/w; 21 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 3
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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