Pallud, Jean-Paul.


Editions Heimdal, 1st ed., 2000. 480 pp., numerous photo-ills., + maps & plans. Laminated boards ; 30 x 21cm. Tiny 0.5cm closed tear (no loss) to foot of spine o/w FINE. Here is an account of the Battle of France from May 10 to June 24, 1940 that resulted in one of the most remarkable military victories of the last century. Victorious from the conquest of Poland in September 1939, Hitler turned his attention on Germany's western neighbours and six nations of soldiers met in combat ' Dutch, Belgian, German, French, British and Italian. The German offensive was fast and unforgiving ' spreading across four countries in six weeks : The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg and finally France. The author first studied this battle in his earlier publication Blitzkrieg in the West Then and Now and this publication equally explores every corner of the battlefield in Hitler's campaign. A wealth of photographs, together with illustrations, maps and plans, support this detailed French narrative and shows the German army at the height of its success. SCARCE.

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