Crushing of Poland

Ian Baxter

Hitler's decision to invade Poland in August 1939 was the first demonstration of Blitzkrieg tactics - the ruthless use of armor, mobile infantry, and air support. The Polish Army was taken by surprise and overwhelmed by this display of military power. This book captures the drama and raw aggression in photographs and captions.
Date Published :
June 2009
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
250 b&w photos
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781844158461
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 9.5 X 7.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Overview
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Hitler’s decision to invade Poland in August 1939 triggered the start of the Second World War. It was also the first demonstration of Blitzkrieg tactics – the ruthless use of armor, mobile infantry and air support.

The brave Polish army, inadequately equipped and inferior in numbers, was overwhelmed by this awesome display of military power as well as being taken by surprise. Official German photographers accompanied the triumphant Nazi forces on their victorious advance which first seized the key part of Danzig and then Warsaw, all within one month. The Crushing of Poland captures the drama and raw aggression of the Campaign in photographs and full captions.

About The Author
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Ian Baxter is an avid collector of WW2 photographs. His previous books in this Series include Hitler’s Boy Soldiers, Nazi Concentration Camp Commandants and German Army on the Eastern Front – The Advance, German Army on the Eastern Front – The Retreat and Nazi Concentration Camp Commandants, The Crushing of Army Group (North) and the SS Waffen Division series including SS Leibstandarte Division and SS Totenkopf Division At War. He lives near Chelmsford, Essex.

REVIEWS
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“best described by its subtitle “Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives”…a great resource for early war German Armor…”

- IPMS/USA

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