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Poland 1939 : the birth of Blitzkrieg

Author: Steve Zaloga
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, ©2004.
Series: Praeger illustrated military history series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The German invasion of Poland on 1 September 1939 began World War II in Europe, pitting the newly modernized army of Europe's great industrial power against the much smaller Polish army and introducing the world to a new style of warfare-blitzkrieg. Panzer divisions spearheaded the German assault with Stuka dive-bombers prowling ahead spreading terror and mayhem. This book demonstrates how the Polish army was not  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Zaloga
ISBN: 0275982785 9780275982782
OCLC Number: 53276520
Notes: Originally published: Oxford : Osprey, 2002.
Description: 96 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Origins of the Campaign --
Chronology --
Opposing Commanders --
Opposing Plans --
Opposing Armies --
The Campaign --
The Battlefield Today.
Series Title: Praeger illustrated military history series.
Responsibility: Steven J. Zaloga.

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"The German invasion of Poland on 1 September 1939 began World War II in Europe, pitting the newly modernized army of Europe's great industrial power against the much smaller Polish army and introducing the world to a new style of warfare-blitzkrieg. Panzer divisions spearheaded the German assault with Stuka dive-bombers prowling ahead spreading terror and mayhem. This book demonstrates how the Polish army was not as backward as it is often portrayed and fielded a tank force larger than that of the contemporary US Army. Its stubborn defense gave the Germans some surprises and German casualties were relatively heavy for such a short campaign."--Jacket.

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