Rommel's Ghost Division

Dash to the Channel – 1940

David Mitchelhill-Green

Adolf Hitler invaded Western Europe on 10 May 1940. After breaking through the supposedly ‘impenetrable' Ardennes, Erwin Rommel was at the forefront of the Wehrmacht's audacious drive through France.
Date Published :
January 2021
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Series :
Images of War
Illustration :
200 images
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781526715173
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 9.5 X 7.5 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order
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$22.95

Overview
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Adolf Hitler invaded Western Europe on 10 May 1940. After breaking through the supposedly ‘impenetrable’ Ardennes, Erwin Rommel was at the forefront of the Wehrmacht’s audacious drive through France. Rommel, who had no prior experience leading an armored division in combat, moved with such speed and nerve that he frequently surprised French units by arriving far earlier than expected. Crossing the Meuse River, we follow Rommel—in what he referred to as ‘practically a lightning Tour de France’—as he pushed through northern France to the English Channel. His spectacular victory at the coastal port of Saint-Valéry-en-Caux was crowned by the capture of Cherbourg. Following the armistice, Rommel was involved in reenacting certain battles, such as crossing the Somme, for the documentary Sieg im Westen (Victory in the West). This is the story of Rommel and the 7th Panzer Division—the so-called ‘Ghost Division’—in France, 1940.

About The Author
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David Mitchelhill-Green is a freelance military author and photographer. His areas of interest include the Second World War and Japanese castles. Previous books in this series include: Fighting in Ukraine: A Photographer at War, With Rommel in the Desert: Tripoli to El Alamein and Rommel in North Africa: Quest for the Nile.

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