An accessible and authoritative introduction to Blitzkrieg for adult readers.
Part of the new Ladybird Expert series, Blitzkrieg is an accessible, insightful and authoritative account of the fall of Europe through the use of one of the most successful military strategies in modern warfare.
Historian, author and broadcaster James Holland draws on the latest research and interviews with participants to bring colour, detail and a fresh perspective to the story.
Inside, you'll discover how tactics, organisation and new technologies were brought to bear, about the different challenges faced by both the Axis and the Allies, and, above all, the skill, bravery and endurance of those engaged in a contest that was of critical importance to the outcome of the war.
About the Author
James Holland is a historian, writer and broadcaster. The author of a number of best-selling histories including Battle of Britain and Dam Busters, and, most recently, Burma ’44, he has also written nine works of historical fiction, including the Jack Tanner novels. He is currently writing an acclaimed three-volume new history of the Second World War in the West. He has presented – and written – a large number of television programmes and series for the BBC, Channel 4, National Geographic, History and Discovery. He is also co-founder of the Chalke Valley History Festival and co-founder of WarGen.org an online Second World War resource site, and presents the Chalke Valley History Hit podcast.
Shines a light on some of the darkest and most dramatic moments of the six-year conflict. * Daily Mail *
The artwork is gloriously retro, echoing the original Ladybird house style but containing completely up to date information. * Shiny New Books *
Series: Studies in Modern History
Number Of Pages: 56
Published: 22nd March 2018
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.6 x 11.8
Weight (kg): 0.13
Edition Number: 1