Atlas of the Blitzkrieg

Atlas of the Blitzkrieg : 1939-41

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In September 1939, Nazi Germany launched its infamous Blitzkrieg invasion of Poland, bringing about the outbreak of World War II. Faced with highly tactical and accelerated attacks aimed at disrupting the line of defence and encircling vulnerable troops, Allied forces broke under pressure. Within the space of a year, France had been invaded and occupied, while the forces of Great Britain had retreated headlong back across the Channel. Further campaigns in the air and at sea sought to subdue the British Isles, while more lightning-fast attacks in 1941 overran Yugoslavia and Greece, leaving the bulk of Continental Europe under Nazi control. Though the dominance of the Blitzkrieg method was to be challenged in the latter part of the war, as Allied forces found methods of disrupting the attacks and dominating the battlefields, its unparalleled success in the early years of the conflict brought Europe to its knees.

Featuring 98 detailed maps, this impressive atlas shows, in intricate detail, the fighting and physical challenges faced by the German attackers and Allied defenders. This will be a treasure for World War II enthusiasts and collectors alike.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 242 x 300 x 25.4mm | 1,470g
  • Osprey Publishing
  • New York, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Fully illustrated with custom-drawn maps
  • 1472834992
  • 9781472834997
  • 473,169

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Pre-war Europe
Chapter 2: The Polish Campaign
Chapter 3: Soviet Aggression
Chapter 4: The Scandinavian Campaign
Chapter 5: The Western Campaign
Chapter 6: The Air War Over Britain and Germany
Chapter 7: The Naval War
Chapter 8: The Balkan Campaign
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With full page maps and pacy descriptions of the fighting, this is a great introduction to the entire early stages of the war. * The Armourer * A well-illustrated overview of major events in this period. * Miniature Wargames *
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About Robert Kirchubel

Robert Kirchubel has had a keen interest in the history of World War II all his adult life. He has already contributed work to World War Two in Europe and World War Two in the Pacific, and The International Military Encyclopaedia. He has previously compiled the Atlas of the Eastern Front for Osprey. He lives in Lafayette, Indiana.
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