How to Lose WWII: Bad Mistakes of the Good War

How to Lose WWII: Bad Mistakes of the Good War

by Bill Fawcett


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ISBN-13: 9780061807312
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/10/2010
Series: How to Lose Series
Pages: 286
Sales rank: 520,673
Product dimensions: 8.26(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.76(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction xiii

How the Western Powers Paved Hitler's Road to War: Europe, 1936-1939 1

Between a Hard Place and Another Even Harder Place: Poland, September 1939 8

The Silent Catastrophe of the Sitzkrieg: October 1939-April 1940 14

Blitzkrieg in the North: Scandinavia, April-June 1940 23

Invading Norway: April 1940 34

The Blitzkrieg Comes of Age: France, May-June 1940 42

One That Got Away: Dunkirk, May-June 1940 52

Sure, Have the Uncommitted Run German Military Intelligence: Germany, 1935-1945 58

We've Almost Won, So Let's Change the Plan!: The Battle of Britain, August-September 1940 65

Sacrificing Africa and Greece: September 1940-April 1941 73

Good Ideas Turn into Dead Ends: April 1941-December 1944 80

The Battle of Crete: Eastern Mediterranean, May 1941 86

Germany Won't Attack Us!: Mascow, Summer 1941 92

Battle of Moscow: September 1941-January 1942 100

The Not-So-Master Race Declares War: Berlin, December 1941 107

Battle of Stalingrad: Russia, August 1942-February 1943 115

Marshal Georgi Zhukov Loses a Battle and the Soviets Cover It Up: Russia, the Rzhev Salient, November-December 1942 122

Battle of Kasserine Pass: Tunisia, February 1943 129

The Battle of Kursk: Russia, July 1943 136

Raids on Ploesti and Schweinfurt: August 1943 and October 1943 143

Battle of Ortona: Italy, December 1943 150

Nothing Goes Right in Italy: September 1943 and June 1944 156

Crossing the Rapido River: Italy, January 1944 161

Operations at Anzio: January-May 1944 167

The Bomber Will Screw Up... Most of the Time: February 1944 and July 1944 174

The Battle of the D-day Beaches: Normandy, France, June 1944 181

Battle of Normandy: France, June-July 1944 187

The Gap at Falaise: France, August 1944 193

The Battle of Arnhem: Netherlands, September 1944 199

Battle of Huertgen Forest: September-November 1944 206

Caught Napping, or Hitler's Greatest Gamble: Allied and Axis Intelligence Failures at the Battle of the Bulge, 1944 213

The Wehrmacht's Last Gasp: Belgium, December 1944-January 1945 219

The Hand of God Protects the Führer: Germany, 1933-1945 226

Who Is Waiting in the FBI Headquarters' Lobby?: Washington, D.C., December 1941 234

Aryan Competition Breeds Nazi Contempt: Germany, 1939-1945 243

United States Intelligence Failures: Europe, 1941-1944 255

Luftwaffe Pilot Training: Germany, 1939-1945 263

Tanks for the Memories: World War II's Best and Worst Tanks 272

The Story of the Messerschmitt 262: Germany, 1944-1945 281

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book