> Skip to content
  • Published: 28 June 2007
  • ISBN: 9780141937724
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 736
Categories:

To Lose a Battle

France 1940



At last Horne's great trilogy of works on French history are published together.

In 1940, the German army fought and won an extraordinary battle with France in six weeks of lightning warfare. With the subtlety and compulsion of a novel, Horne's narrative shifts from minor battlefield incidents to high military and political decisions, stepping far beyond the confines of military history to form a major contribution to our understanding of the crises of the Franco-German rivalry.

To Lose a Battle is the third part of the trilogy beginning with The Fall of Paris and continuing with The Price of Glory (already available in Penguin).

  • Published: 28 June 2007
  • ISBN: 9780141937724
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 736
Categories:

About the author

Alistair Horne

Alistair Horne is the author of eighteen previous books, including A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954—1962, The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916, How Far from Austerlitz?: Napoleon 1805—1815 and the official biography of British prime minister Harold Macmillan. He is a fellow at St. Anthony’s College, Oxford, and lives in Oxfordshire. He was awarded the French Légion d’Honneur in 1993 and received a knighthood in 2003 for his work on French history.

Also by Alistair Horne

See all

Related titles