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  • Title: Blitzkrieg: Myth, Reality, and Hitler's Lightning War: France 1940
  • Author: Lloyd Clark
  • ISBN: 9780802125132
  • Page: 292
  • Format: Hardcover

  • In the spring of 1940, the Germans launched a military offensive in France and the Low Countries that married superb intelligence, the latest military thinking, and new technology to achieve in just six weeks what their fathers had failed to achieve in all four years of the First World War It was a stunning victory, altering the balance of power in Europe in one stroke, aIn the spring of 1940, the Germans launched a military offensive in France and the Low Countries that married superb intelligence, the latest military thinking, and new technology to achieve in just six weeks what their fathers had failed to achieve in all four years of the First World War It was a stunning victory, altering the balance of power in Europe in one stroke, and convinced the entire world that the Nazi war machine was unstoppable.But as Lloyd Clark, a leading British military historian and academic, argues in Blitzkrieg, much of our understanding of this victory, and blitzkrieg itself, is based on myth Far from being a foregone conclusion, Hitler s plan could easily have failed had the Allies been even slightly less inept or the Germans less fortunate The Germans recognized that success depended not only on surprise, but on avoiding being drawn into a protracted struggle for which they were not prepared And while speed was essential, 90% of Germany s ground forces were still reliant on horses, bicycles, and their own feet for transportation There was a real fear of defeat Their surprise victory proved the apex of their achievement far from being undefeatable, Clark argues, the France 1940 campaign revealed Germany and its armed forces to be highly vulnerable a fact dismissed by Hitler as he began to plan for his invasion of the Soviet Union.
    Lloyd Clark
    Lloyd Clark is a senior lecturer in war studies at Great Britain s Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, and he has lectured on military history around the world His special interests are the Western Front of the First World War, the Mediterranean Front of the Second World War, and airborne warfare Librarything


    Commentaires:

    Lawrence Brent Rogers
    Excellent account of the German Blitzkrieg into France. It also goes into the battles for Belgium and the Netherlands as well. The author does a very good job with blending first hand accounts into the overall narrative. The first few chapters explain the evolution of the Wermacht's operational doctrine and both German and French military preparations leading up to Fall Gelb. The maps are pretty decent and I found the German order of battle to be extremely helpful. Once I got to the chapters goi [...]

    Jonathan
    Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from NetGalley. There is a lot of misunderstanding about the causes and process of the fall of France in May and June of 1940. Popular history seldom does it any favors, focusing almost exclusively on tanks and technology. Blitzkrieg: Myth, Reality, and Hitler’s Lightning War, France 1940 does the study of German operational techniques few favors. In his introduction, Lloyd Clark, a fairly prolific British historian, argues that this book “p [...]

    Gregory
    I really enjoyed this book. Clark considers the effect of political systems, industry, national military traditions, tactical doctrines, weapon design, economies, how the two sides perceived the lessons that they learned from World War I, etc in his analysis of the German victory over France in 1940. The two nations had some very stark differences in these fields that contributed to the outcome. For example, the French communicated through landline telephones, which limited their mobility. The G [...]

    Margaret Sankey
    This is a good reassessment of the six week 1940 campaign, digging to find deeper roots of "lightning war" in the 19th century rather than seeing it as a new, technologically driven innovation, and usefully focusing on German ability to quickly integrate lessons learned from Poland, especially to improve communications.

    Brad Kirbyson
    The best book I've read yet about why France fell so quickly in 1940 despite having Europe's largest standing army and 20 years to prepare

    Charles Inglin
    An excellent recounting of the development of German combined arms tactics, or Blitzkrieg, and the Battle of France. The author explores why they were so effective and why victory for the Germans was not assured. The Germans were fortunate in having a well trained elite armored force, excellent communications, and the Luftwaffe, which maintained air superiority over the advance as well as close air support, though the vaunted Stuka in practice had more of a psychological than practical effect. F [...]

    Lynn Demsky
    This is an incredible read about France in WWII, the writing just flows with a very easily read plot! I normally do not enjoy this type of reading, but this one make history fun to read and learn about! I especially enjoyed the quotes from past soldiers, leaders mixed in with the story line!

    Zachary
    I knew relatively little of the Battle of France before reading this book. Though I knew that the story was not as simple as patently ridiculous popular notion that "the Germans invaded and the French immediately surrendered because they're cowards", I didn't know much detail. This book added that detail. In a really pretty readable account, Clark reconstructs the German invasion of France, making clear two things. First, the French were not cowards. Due to the trauma of World War I, there were [...]

    Gordon Holloway
    And outstanding and thoroughly researched analysis of the Battle of France 1940. There were a few instances where key names of both leaders and villages could have been explained a little better. If you read this book, make sure you take note of the key players early on, and the author doesn't always remind the reader when those players are mentioned later on. There were also a few points where you mentions key towns in the fighting without placing those areas on his maps, leaving the reader a l [...]

    Michael Parker
    This is an ambitious book whose goal is in the title: to uncover the myth and reality of Germany's victory over France in World War II. It gets there, ultimately, but addresses it directly only at the very end, in a few quick paragraphs. On the way there, it mixes some really great things with some mild tedium. A riveting German commando assault on a French fortress, for instance, and a vivid description of the Luftwaffe's shock and awe air campaign, come before and after highly detailed troop m [...]

    Bob Mobley
    Blitzkrieg by Lloyd Clark, subtitled, Myth, Reality, and Hitler's Lightening War: France 1940, is an interesting study of the importance, role and power of leadership. Clark examines in interesting detail the development of German military thinking that led to the successful invasion of France in 1940, and the speedy destruction of the French military and their will to resist. As military history, Blitzkrieg is well-written, informative and insightful. The author has done his homework, and a gre [...]

    Wyldrabbit
    An interesting take on an incredible victory. This is an excellent example that any history buff would enjoy. Makes you wonder what life would have been like if they had failed? There are times when alternate universes and time machines would have been worthy. In the spring of 1940, the Germans launched a military offensive in France and the Low Countries that married superb intelligence, the latest military thinking, and new technology to achieve in just six weeks what their fathers had failed [...]

    Linda Munro
    I received this book via a giveaway. The summary of this book included the following: Lloyd Clark, a leading British military historian and academic, argues in Blitzkrieg, much of our understanding of this victory, and blitzkrieg itself, is based on myth.Having read this book, sometimes re-reading several sections, I must say that his argument is quite convincing. Clark insists that people saw that Germany had accomplished in six weeks time made people believe that the Nazi’s were unstoppable [...]

    Dave
    Review originally posted at Book of BoganBlitzkrieg is a book which seeks to somewhat demythologise one of the most well-known, and perhaps lionised parts of World War 2 history - the German tactics during the early years or months of the war which gave them such an advantage over their largely unprepared, or underpowered adversaries. Anyone who has had even the slightest interest in WW2 would have come across the term, surely, but is there any truth behind what the popular version of history is [...]

    Melenia
    Interesting read. *

    Betty
    A well researched book about Germany's military offensive in France at lightening speed at the beginning of World War II. Hitler took the glory for himself, convinced that he was now unstoppable.

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