Armoured Warfare and the Fall of France

Anthony Tucker-Jones

At 21:00 on 9 May 1940 Codeword
Danzig was issued alerting Adolf Hitler's
airborne troops that they were about
to spearhead an attack on Belgium and
the Netherlands. The following day his
blitzkrieg rolled forward striking the
British Expeditionary Force and the
French armies in Belgium and in
northern France at Sedan. This dramatic story is shown
Date Published :
April 2014
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Images of War
Illustration :
200 illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781848846395
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 9.5 X 7.5 inches
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$24.95

Overview
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At 21:00 on 9 May 1940 Codeword Danzig was issued alerting Adolf Hitler’s airborne troops that they were about to spearhead an attack on Belgium and the Netherlands. The following day his blitzkrieg rolled forward striking the British Expeditionary Force and the French armies in Belgium and in northern France at Sedan.

The desperate attempts of the allied armies to stem the Nazi tide proved futile and, once their reserves had been exhausted and the remaining forces cut off, Paris lay open. By early June, it was all over - trapped British, Belgian and French troops were forced to evacuate Dunkirk, Calais and Boulogne and the defeated French army agreed to an armistice leaving the country divided in two.

This dramatic story is shown in a sequence of over 150 historic photographs that Anthony Tucker-Jones has selected for this memorable book. The images he has chosen cover every aspect of this extraordinary campaign, but his main focus is on the vital role played by the armored fighting vehicles of both sides. The book is a graphic record of the destruction wrought by the Wehrmacht’s lightning offensive through the Low Countries and France.

About The Author
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Anthony Tucker-Jones is a former defence intelligence officer and a widely published expert on regional conflicts, counter-terrorism and armoured and aerial warfare. He is the author of over thirty books including Falaise: The Flawed Victory, Operation Dragoon: The Liberation of Southern France 1944, Armoured Warfare on the Eastern Front, Tiger I & Tiger II, T-34: The Red Army's Legendary Medium Tank, The Panther Tank: Hitler’s T-34 Killer, The Battle for Budapest 1944-1945 and The Panzer IV: Hitler’s Rock. He is security and terrorism correspondent for intersec – The Journal of International Security and has freelanced for Channel 4 News. For further information his website can be found at www.atuckerjones.com.

REVIEWS
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"if you're seeking a illustrated précis of its role in France's ignominious 1940 defeat, Pen & Sword's graphic record nicely fits the bill."

- Cybermodeler

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