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How to Lose WWII: Bad Mistakes of the Good War
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How to Lose WWII: Bad Mistakes of the Good War

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by Bill Fawcett
 

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Never had there been a war on the scale of World War II-a global conflict so widespread and involving so many different military organizations from such a diverse pool of combatant countries that the consequences of every decision, both the brilliant and the bad, were multiplied one hundredfold. Bill Fawcett, popular chronicler of monumental military mistakes and

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Never had there been a war on the scale of World War II-a global conflict so widespread and involving so many different military organizations from such a diverse pool of combatant countries that the consequences of every decision, both the brilliant and the bad, were multiplied one hundredfold. Bill Fawcett, popular chronicler of monumental military mistakes and truly boneheaded battlefield blunders, now looks closely at the historic errors that ultimately determined the course of post-WWII history.

An unprepared Poland is caught napping as the Nazis storm in virtually unopposed Germany misses a golden opportunity to take Britain out of the war at Dunkirk Russia plays Goliath to Finland's David Four valuable months are wasted as Allied forces sit trapped on the beaches of Anzio Germany squanders its costly development of jet power

The secret 1942 battle Marshal Zhukov lost, along with half a million soldiers Battles lost that should have been won, including Moscow, Stalingrad, and D-Day

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Booklist
“Informative and enjoyable...This book will appeal to both general readers and amateur military historians.”
Esprit de Corp
“I recommend it to the armchair strategist and indeed to any student of military history over the ages.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061807312
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/10/2010
Pages:
286
Sales rank:
297,497
Product dimensions:
8.26(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.76(d)

Meet the Author

Bill Fawcett is the author and editor of more than a dozen books, including You Did What?, It Seemed Like a Good Idea . . . , How to Lose a Battle, and You Said What? He lives in Illinois.

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How to Lose WWII: Bad Mistakes of the Good War 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book