Items related to Blitzkrieg: Myth, Reality, and Hitler's Lightning...

Blitzkrieg: Myth, Reality, and Hitler's Lightning War: France 1940 - Softcover

3.86 avg rating
( 237 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780802127211: Blitzkrieg: Myth, Reality, and Hitler's Lightning War: France 1940
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 
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. It was a stunning victory, altering the balance of power in Europe in one stroke, and convincing the entire world that the Nazi war machine was unstoppable. But as Lloyd Clark, a leading British military historian and academic, argues 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, the France 1940 campaign revealed Germany and its armed forces to be highly vulnerable.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:
Praise for Blitzkrieg

"In Blitzkrieg, Clark . . . provides a good battlefield view of a crucial phase of World War II . . . More than earlier studies, like Alistair Horne's To Lose a Battle, Clark focuses not on generals and premiers but on the voices and experiences of the soldiers involved."--New York Times Book Review

"Blitzkrieg is a particularly successful synergy of correspondence and interviews, archival material from four countries, and the massive body of published literature . . . Lloyd Clark--a prolific military historian and a master of sources--makes a strong case for an alternative perspective . . . Blitzkrieg emphasizes operational and tactical evidence to persuasively argue that the 1940 campaign was decided not by tanks and dive-bombers alone, but through an updating of German military experience infused, but not dominated, by technology."--World War II Magazine

"A masterly account teeming with vivid personalities and the usual mixture of heroism, incompetence, and luck . . . Clark provides plenty of juicy details and a mildly controversial reinterpretation."--Kirkus Reviews

"In this new volume, acclaimed historian Lloyd Clark . . . paints a very different look at the German victory . . . Clark does an excellent job of describing the first critical five days of the campaign . . . He highlights multiple opportunities the French and British had to stop the German advance at vulnerable moments . . . Lloyd presents a well-balanced narrative that highlights the knife-edge victory of the German forces."--New York Journal of Books

"This genuinely revisionist account of the Battle of France in 1940 proves a deeply shocking fact--we are essentially still in thrall to the view of Blitzkrieg tactics that Adolf Hitler and Joseph Goebbels wanted us to have, even over three-quarters of a century later. Lloyd Clark's brilliant analysis proves that Fall Gelb wasn't all about unstoppable, superior panzers and Stukas, but was in fact an audacious, highly risky infantry-based plan that could have gone badly wrong given a different Allied mindset."--Andrew Roberts, New York Times bestselling author of The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War and Napoleon: A Life

"Lloyd Clark has written a lucid, intelligent and thought provoking re-appraisal . . . His ground breaking detailed research will make it the seminal work on the fall of France in 1940. The story of the break-through unfolds at a fascinating and cracking pace . . . Blitzkrieg is a remarkable book."--Robert Kershaw, author of 24 Hours at the Somme, 24 Hours at Waterloo, and It Never Snows in September

"A breakthrough book, bringing the drama of Hitler's May 1940 offensive in France vividly to life--alongside a major re-appraisal of the campaign's significance. Excellent."--Michael Jones, author of After Hitler and Total War
About the Author:
Lloyd Clark is one of the UK’s leading military historians. He is a professor of modern war studies and contemporary military history at University of Buckingham, a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a member of the British Commission for Military History. Lloyd is the author of several books.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

  • PublisherBlack Cat
  • Publication date2017
  • ISBN 10 0802127215
  • ISBN 13 9780802127211
  • BindingPaperback
  • Number of pages480
  • Rating
    3.86 avg rating
    ( 237 ratings by Goodreads )

Shipping: £ 4.73
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781782391364: Blitzkrieg: Myth, Reality and Hitler’s Lightning War – France, 1940

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  ISBN 13:  9781782391364
Publisher: Atlantic Books, 2017
Softcover

9780802125132: Blitzkrieg: Myth, Reality, and Hitler's Lightning War: France 1940

Grove ..., 2016
Hardcover

9780857897329: Blitzkrieg: Myth, Reality and Hitler's Lightning War - France, 1940

Atlant..., 2016
Hardcover

9788494619328: Blitzkrieg

Pasado..., 2017
Softcover

9781782391357: Blitzkrieg

Atlant..., 2016
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Seller Image

Clark, Lloyd
Published by Grove Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 0802127215 ISBN 13: 9780802127211
New Soft Cover Quantity: 10
Seller:
booksXpress
(Bayonne, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Soft Cover. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # 9780802127211

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
£ 14.35
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 4.73
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Lloyd Clark
Published by Black Cat, New York (2017)
ISBN 10: 0802127215 ISBN 13: 9780802127211
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
CitiRetail
(Stevenage, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. In the spring of 1940, Nazi Germany launched a military offensive in France and the Low Countries that married superb intelligence, the latest military thinking, and new technology. In just six weeks the Nazis outflanked the large French army, sewed chaos, and took Paris, achieving what the Germans had failed to accomplish in all four years of the First World War. The Fall of France was a stunning victory. It altered 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. The tactic was not really new, and far from being a forgone victory, Hitler's invasion was incredibly risky and could easily have failed had the Allies been even slightly less inept or the Germans less fortunate. And while speed and mechanization were essential, ninety percent of Germany's ground forces were still reliant on horses, bicycles, and their own feet for transportation. Their surprise victory proved the apex of their achievement; far from being undefeatable, Clark argues, the campaign revealed Germany's vulnerabilities, lessons not learned by Hitler as he began to plan for the invasion of the Soviet Union. A definitive history of the events of 1940, Blitzkrieg is Lloyd Clark at his best. From a leading military historian, a riveting and richly detailed reassessment of one of the most shocking military victories of all time Shipping may be from our UK warehouse or from our Australian or US warehouses, depending on stock availability. Seller Inventory # 9780802127211

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
£ 24.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Clark, Lloyd
Published by Grove Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 0802127215 ISBN 13: 9780802127211
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
GoldenWavesOfBooks
(Fayetteville, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: new. New. Fast Shipping and good customer service. Seller Inventory # Holz_New_0802127215

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
£ 17.37
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 22.09
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Clark, Lloyd
Published by Grove Pr (2017)
ISBN 10: 0802127215 ISBN 13: 9780802127211
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: Brand New. reprint edition. 457 pages. 8.50x5.50x1.25 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 0802127215

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
£ 33.31
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 6.99
Within United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Clark, Lloyd
Published by Grove Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 0802127215 ISBN 13: 9780802127211
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Wizard Books
(Long Beach, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: new. New. Seller Inventory # Wizard0802127215

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
£ 20.69
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 24.06
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Clark, Lloyd
Published by Grove Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 0802127215 ISBN 13: 9780802127211
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
GoldBooks
(Austin, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: new. New Copy. Customer Service Guaranteed. Seller Inventory # think0802127215

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
£ 22.16
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 24.45
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Clark, Lloyd
Published by Grove Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 0802127215 ISBN 13: 9780802127211
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Front Cover Books
(Denver, CO, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: new. Seller Inventory # FrontCover0802127215

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
£ 24.07
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 24.06
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Clark, Lloyd
Published by Grove Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 0802127215 ISBN 13: 9780802127211
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Byrd Books
(Austin, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: new. In Never used condition. Seller Inventory # Nbynew0802127215

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
£ 23.12
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 26.82
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Clark, Lloyd
Published by Grove Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 0802127215 ISBN 13: 9780802127211
New Paperback Quantity: 7
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Special order item direct from the distributor. Seller Inventory # R9780802127211

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
£ 24.79
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 31.55
From Canada to United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

Lloyd Clark
Published by Black Cat, New York (2017)
ISBN 10: 0802127215 ISBN 13: 9780802127211
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. In the spring of 1940, Nazi Germany launched a military offensive in France and the Low Countries that married superb intelligence, the latest military thinking, and new technology. In just six weeks the Nazis outflanked the large French army, sewed chaos, and took Paris, achieving what the Germans had failed to accomplish in all four years of the First World War. The Fall of France was a stunning victory. It altered 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. The tactic was not really new, and far from being a forgone victory, Hitler's invasion was incredibly risky and could easily have failed had the Allies been even slightly less inept or the Germans less fortunate. And while speed and mechanization were essential, ninety percent of Germany's ground forces were still reliant on horses, bicycles, and their own feet for transportation. Their surprise victory proved the apex of their achievement; far from being undefeatable, Clark argues, the campaign revealed Germany's vulnerabilities, lessons not learned by Hitler as he began to plan for the invasion of the Soviet Union. A definitive history of the events of 1940, Blitzkrieg is Lloyd Clark at his best. From a leading military historian, a riveting and richly detailed reassessment of one of the most shocking military victories of all time Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. Seller Inventory # 9780802127211

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
£ 18.68
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: £ 39.44
From U.S.A. to United Kingdom
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book