The Lightning War

The Lightning War

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by Robert Wernick
     
 

World War II was Adolf Hitler's war, started at the time and place of his choosing. After six years of dramatic, relatively bloodless triumphs - his assumption of power, the rearmament of Germany, the reoccupation of the Rhineland, the union forced upon Austria, the seizure of Czechoslovakia - the F�hrer was determined to prove himself on the battlefield.

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World War II was Adolf Hitler's war, started at the time and place of his choosing. After six years of dramatic, relatively bloodless triumphs - his assumption of power, the rearmament of Germany, the reoccupation of the Rhineland, the union forced upon Austria, the seizure of Czechoslovakia - the F�hrer was determined to prove himself on the battlefield.

On April 3, 1939, Hitler issued written orders to his High Command authorizing the invasion of Poland any time after September 1. On May 23, he lectured his top officers for hours on his plans. He argued that the solution to Germany's problems - arising, as Hitler saw them, from the need for more living space for the people of the Reich - was unattainable "without invading other countries or attacking other people's possessions."

In his newly declared quest for military victory, Hitler's primary strategy was blitzkrieg, or lightning war, in which coordinated forces of armored panzer divisions, high-level bombers, dive bombers, and motorized infantry divisions would blast through enemy defenses in a sudden, massive assault.

Here, from award winning journalist Robert Wernick, is the story of Hitler's lightning war - from the invasion of Poland to the Battle of France.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148676164
Publisher:
New Word City, Inc.
Publication date:
04/14/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
83,844
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Salvador Dali once called him the stupidest man in the world; Cary Grant described him as the smartest. New York Times bestselling author Robert Wernick is certainly talented. He has penned more than a dozen books and has contributed to a host of magazines, ranging from Vanity Fair to Life. His topics are as varied as the birth of town planning in the Mesolithic Age to a soul-baring Ferris-wheel ride with Marilyn Monroe to a climb up Mount Sinai. He has made his home in Manhattan, Algiers, a ranch in the Nevada desert, San Francisco, the Basque coast, the Golden Isles of Georgia, and, most recently, the 14th Arrondissement of Paris.

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