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Blitzkrieg unleashed : the German invasion of Poland 1939

Author: Richard Hargreaves
Publisher: Barnsley : Pen & Sword Military, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"At dawn on Friday 1 September 1939 the Germans launched their land, sea, and air assault on Poland. The world suddenly became aware of the awesome power of Hitler's Third Reich and the limitless and ruthless nature of his ambition. Yet although it directly led to the outbreak of WW2 the campaign has been strangely neglected. A new word (blitzkrieg or lightning war) entered the vocabulary of warfare ... In a month  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hargreaves, Richard, 1972-
Blitzkrieg unleashed.
Barnsley : Pen & Sword Military, 2008
(OCoLC)891646539
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Hargreaves
ISBN: 9781844157778 1844157776
OCLC Number: 232131033
Description: 324 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: A certain foreboding --
One hundred powder kegs --
Is it war or peace? --
A very beautiful September day is beginning --
Pluck the enemy capital like a ripe fruit --
Much blood had flowed --
The Lord struck them down with man, steed and wagon --
The Edelweiss becomes the scourge of the enemy --
Putting death to the test --
Shoot them to the last Pole --
A boiling kettle of fire and blood --
A chain of tragedies.
Responsibility: Richard Hargreaves.
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"At dawn on Friday 1 September 1939 the Germans launched their land, sea, and air assault on Poland. The world suddenly became aware of the awesome power of Hitler's Third Reich and the limitless and ruthless nature of his ambition. Yet although it directly led to the outbreak of WW2 the campaign has been strangely neglected. A new word (blitzkrieg or lightning war) entered the vocabulary of warfare ... In a month Warsaw fell amid great bloodshed and in six weeks the Poles were defeated ... As this book reveals, atrocities were not just perpetrated by the SS but also by soliders of the Wehrmacht. Blitzkrieg unleashed tells the tragic story of the conquest of Poland from the perspective of the victors, thanks to the author's painstaking research into letters, diaries, unpublished accounts, official documents, and newspapers"--Jacket.

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