The Resource Blitzkrieg : myth, reality, and Hitler's lightning war: France 1940, Lloyd Clark, (electronic resource)

Blitzkrieg : myth, reality, and Hitler's lightning war: France 1940, Lloyd Clark, (electronic resource)

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Blitzkrieg : myth, reality, and Hitler's lightning war: France 1940
Title
Blitzkrieg
Title remainder
myth, reality, and Hitler's lightning war: France 1940
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Lloyd Clark
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Language
eng
Summary
In the spring of 1940, the German forces launched an attack on France that combined superb intelligence, cutting edge strategy, and new technology-the blitzkrieg, or "lightning war." In just six weeks, it would achieve what their fathers had failed to do in all four years of the First World War. It was a stunning victory. But here, leading British military historian and academic Lloyd Clark argues that much of our understanding of this victory 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 also avoiding a protracted struggle for which they were not prepared-making defeat a very real possibility. Their surprise victory proved the apex of their achievement; far from being undefeatable, Clark argues, the Battle of France revealed Germany and its armed forces to be highly vulnerable. And Hitler dismissed this fact as he planned his next move-and greatest blunder: the invasion of the Soviet Union
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Midwest
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1967-
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Clark, Lloyd
Dewey number
940.54/0943
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Hitler, Adolf
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Lightning war
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Blitzkrieg : myth, reality, and Hitler's lightning war: France 1940, Lloyd Clark, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Isbn
9780802190345
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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12177902
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MWT12177902
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Blitzkrieg : myth, reality, and Hitler's lightning war: France 1940, Lloyd Clark, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780802190345
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
12177902
Publisher number
MWT12177902
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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