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To Lose a Battle: France 1940

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During six weeks in 1940, Hitler's blitzkrieg shattered the redoubtable Maginot Line and, shortly thereafter, the French army. No historian has written a more definitive chronicle of that disaster than Alistair Horne, or one so emotionally gripping. Moving with cinematic swiftness from the battlefield to the Reichstag and the Palais de l'...lysée, To Lose a Battle overspills the confines of traditional military history to become a portrait of the French national soul in its ...

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Overview

During six weeks in 1940, Hitler's blitzkrieg shattered the redoubtable Maginot Line and, shortly thereafter, the French army. No historian has written a more definitive chronicle of that disaster than Alistair Horne, or one so emotionally gripping. Moving with cinematic swiftness from the battlefield to the Reichstag and the Palais de l'...lysée, To Lose a Battle overspills the confines of traditional military history to become a portrait of the French national soul in its darkest night.

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This third volume in Horne's war trilogy (with The Fall of Paris: The Siege and the Commune, 1870-71and The Price of Glory: Verdun 1919) provides a day-by-day and blow-by-blow account of the German army's six-week battle to decimate the French government and seize the country.


—Michael Rogers
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780141030654
  • Publisher: Viking Penguin
  • Publication date: 11/27/2007
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 736
  • Sales rank: 289,812
  • Product dimensions: 5.31 (w) x 7.82 (h) x 1.34 (d)

Meet the Author

Sir Alistair Horne, one of Britain's greatest historians and commander of the British Empire, is the author of several works on French history, including Seven Ages of Paris and A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962.

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