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  • Published: 27 October 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241505212
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $19.99
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Blitzkrieg

From the Rise of Hitler to the Fall of Dunkirk



A riveting history of the Nazi conquest of Western Europe

This is the story of the Nazi conquest of western Europe, from Hitler's rise to power and 'lightning-fast war', to his fatal mistake in halting the German advance on Dunkirk in 1940. Drawing on technical mastery and interviews with both Allied and German participants, Blitzkrieg sets out the technical thinking behind the attack and the weapons that made it possible. It is a compelling, detailed account of Europe's darkest hour.

  • Published: 27 October 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241505212
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $19.99
Categories:

About the author

Len Deighton

Len Deighton is the author of over thirty bestsellers of carefully researched fiction and non-fiction. His history writing was encouraged by A. J. P. Taylor and his books are noted for the picture they provide of the German side of the fighting as well as that of the Allies. His books include Fighter: The True Story of the Battle of Britain and Blood, Tears and Folly: An Objective Look at World War II, both published by Pimlico.

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Praise for Blitzkrieg

What Mr Deighton did for the Battle of Britain in Fighter he has done for the land-war here ... A rattlingly good yarn.

Guardian

Deighton has a desire, unobtrusive but inflexible, to see the truth ... Blitzkrieg is full of insights, quietly expressed but as a rule uncomfortably true.

Financial Times

Contains some gems of research and some arresting conclusions.

New Statesman

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