2000 edition; "From The Rise of Hitler to the Fall of Dunkirk"; by Len Deighton; Castle Books publishers, New Jersey; hardbound in blue and black boards with gilt stamp lettering along spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good; includes black and white photos and drawings; NOTE THAT THE TITLE ON THE DUST JACKET REFERS TO "The Fall of Dunkirk" BUT THE BOOK TITLE REFERS TO "The Fall of Denmark", which is a misprint of the book.
Len Deighton brings to bear all the skills of a best-selling novelist in this compelling study.
In Blitzkrieg, Len Deighton turns a searchlight on the rise of Hitler, the lightning dash of his armies to the Channel coast in 1940 and on the debacle of Dunkirk, where — in a mistake that was to trigger his eventual downfall — a quarter of a million British troops were allowed to escape.
The book explains Adolf Hitler's victory in 1940 in the Western Campaign. Deighton points out that Allies had far greater resources than the Germans. Deighton considers Hitler's military skills astonishing considering his background and complete lack of training (p. 52).
Literally meaning "Lightning War", Blitzkrieg is the tactic of speed and the avoidance of unnecessary conflict, which were the keys to the rapid German advance.
The foreword is by general Walter Nehring, formerly Heinz Guderian's chief of staff.