March of Conquest

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The German Wehrmacht swept across Europe in the spring of 1940, like a great scythe, in a triumph unparalleled in modern history. Adolf Hitler's call to end the war after the conquest of Poland was rejected by the allied governments of France and Britain: within three months Scandinavia, the Low Countries, and France were crushed by the stunning impact of the German military machine. The British, suffering losses of men and material, were forced off the continent at Dunkirk, yet they continued to fight against ...
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Overview

The German Wehrmacht swept across Europe in the spring of 1940, like a great scythe, in a triumph unparalleled in modern history. Adolf Hitler's call to end the war after the conquest of Poland was rejected by the allied governments of France and Britain: within three months Scandinavia, the Low Countries, and France were crushed by the stunning impact of the German military machine. The British, suffering losses of men and material, were forced off the continent at Dunkirk, yet they continued to fight against German domination. Their tenacity became a crucial factor in thwarting the outcome of Hitler's march of conquest. Telford Taylor had an excellent opportunity to gather material for this book: he served as chief counsel at the Nuremberg war crimes trials. He handles a wealth of information, weaving into a smooth narrative the details of the war from the lowest to the highest levels of command. Taylor's presentation of the facts, from the German perspective, is balanced and skillful and stands as one of the most important books on the subject available today.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780933852945
  • Publisher: Nautical & Aviation Publishing Company of America, The
  • Publication date: 7/10/1991
  • Pages: 460

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction 1
1 The Wehrmacht in 1940 5
Adolf Hitler and the Wehrmacht 6
The High Command of the Wehrmacht 12
The Army 14
The Luftwaffe 24
The Navy 30
The Wehrmacht as an Instrument of German Policy 33
2 The Not-So-Phony War 37
Command Crisis in the West 41
The Polish Occupation 64
The Air and the Sea 75
3 Weseruebung 82
The Admirals' Brain Child 82
Scandinavia and Finland 84
Group XXI 90
"Wilfred" and "R.4" 97
"Aggressive" or "Preventive" War 99
4 The Conquest of Denmark and Norway 102
Passage to Norway 106
The Conquest of Denmark 112
The Capture of Oslo 115
Christiansand, Stavanger, and Bergen 120
Trondheim and Narvik 122
Namsos, Aandalsnes, and the Gudbrandsdal 129
The Fuehrer's "Crisis of Nerves" 138
Narvik and the Fighting in Northern Norway 141
Operation "Juno" 147
The Norwegian Campaign in Retrospect 149
5 Fall Gelb: The Plan of Campaign in the West 155
The OKH Plan 156
The Manstein Variant 162
The Final Dispositions 180
6 Holland: The Five-Day War 187
The Airborne Assault 190
The Fighting on the Ground 195
The Capitulation and the Bombing of Rotterdam 200
7 The Battle of France 206
The Allied Battle Plans 208
Belgium: Fort Eben Emael and the Dyle Line 210
The Breakthrough on the Meuse 219
The Thrust to the Channel 229
King Leopold's Capitulation 244
Dunkirk: The Reprieve 252
Dunkirk: The Miracle 265
8 The Fall of France 276
The Germans Regroup 277
The Somme-Aisne Offensive 286
Debacle 297
Low Tragicomedy in the Maritime Alps 305
The Fall of France in Retrospect 309
9 Sieg Heil! 315
Compiegne, 1940 318
"The New Order for Western Europe" 324
Pax Germanica 336
"On Ev'ry Side Field Marshals Gleam'd" 344
10 The Breaking Wave 352
Notes 375
Appendices, Charts and Tables 393
Sources, Acknowledgments and Bibliography 437
Index 445
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