Mémorial de la bataille de France

Volume 1 - 10 Mai - 4 Juin 1940

Jean-Yves Mary

Date Published :
February 2017
Publisher :
Contributor(s) :
Pascal Kerger
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9782840484349
Pages : 400
Dimensions : 11.69 X 8.27 inches
Stock Status : In stock


May-June 1940. An unfortunate battle lost in forty-five days. Everything has been said about these forty-five days, either through general works covering all or part of the period or monographs describing specific aspects of the battle.

Yet, never has a book addresses the whole fighting day by day, sector by sector, of Holland in Menton, with as much precision. Forty-five days of fighting described therein, the most iconic of course but also the more numerous stories that have, to date, been forgotten.

This is the daily drama of these men overwhelmed by the pace of the battle, tossed at the option of command and this volume proposes to trace them after their sacrifice. A different vision and a quite unique lost battle.

The Memorial of the Battle of France….
For over 40 years, Jean-Yves Mary has been passionate about the May-June 1940 events. Through the Maginot Line, where he became a specialist through several books and made contributions to the realization of the museum of the Maginot Line and the troops of intervals on the site of Fermont.. Through careful study into the different breakouts made by the Germans during these two tragic months, studies have materialized from the publication of several well documented books on the progress of the Panzerdivision.

A body of knowledge amassed over the years is what led the author to tackle this ambitious project.


"The first volume of the new set retains the same highly detailed, day-by-day approach and extends it to the entire front. In doing so, Memorial de la Bataille de France includes countless smaller engagements from one end of the line to the other that are seldom mentioned in other histories of the invasion."

- Stone & Stone Second World War Books

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