Atlas of the Blitzkrieg


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Atlas of the Blitzkrieg



Coinciding with the 80th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II, this stunning collection of cartography offers a detailed insight into the German Blitzkrieg that overran Europe in the early years of World War II.

In August 1939, Nazi Germany launched its infamous Blitzkrieg invasion of Poland, bringing about the outbreak of World War II. Faced with highly tactical and accelerated attacks aimed at disrupting the line of defense and encircling vulnerable troops, Allied forces broke under pressure. Within the space of a year, France had been invaded and occupied, while the forces of Great Britain had retreated headlong back across the Channel. Further campaigns in the air and at sea sought to subdue the British Isles, while more lightning-fast attacks in 1941 overran Yugoslavia and Greece, leaving the bulk of Continental Europe under Nazi control. Though the dominance of the Blitzkrieg method was to be challenged in the latter part of the war, as Allied forces found methods of disrupting the attacks and dominating the battlefields, its unparalleled success in the early years of the conflict brought Europe to its knees.

Featuring 98 detailed maps, this impressive atlas shows, in intricate detail, the fighting and physical challenges faced by the German attackers and Allied defenders. This will be a treasure for World War II enthusiasts and collectors alike.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Pre-war Europe
Chapter 2: The Polish Campaign
Chapter 3: Soviet Aggression
Chapter 4: The Scandinavian Campaign
Chapter 5: The Western Campaign
Chapter 6: The Air War Over Britain and Germany
Chapter 7: The Naval War
Chapter 8: The Balkan Campaign

Product details

Published Oct 22 2019
Format Hardback
Edition 1st
Extent 224
ISBN 9781472834997
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations Fully illustrated with custom-drawn maps
Dimensions 12 x 10 inches
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Robert Kirchubel

Robert Kirchubel has had a keen interest in the Ea…


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