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Blitzkrieg in Their Own Words: First-hand Accounts from German So

Blitzkrieg in Their Own Words: First-hand Accounts from German Soldiers 1939-1940 - Anon.

Barnsley: Pen & Sword Military, 2005, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the dust wrapper. The contents very gently age-toned.

Includes: Black & white photographs (plates); Maps;

From the cover: “The German campaigns in Poland and Western Europe of 1939-1940 ushered in a new era in warfare. The theory of the Blitzkrieg (Lightning War) developed by Hitler’s forward-thinking generals was put to devastating effect, with fast-moving tank attacks punching holes in the enemy’s front lines. Based on a German book published during World War II and never before translated, Blitzkrieg In Their Own Words is a series of short, first-hand accounts of these campaigns written by the Wehrmacht soldiers who took part in the fighting.

Written in the naive, fresh style of young men new to combat, the text recounts the ruthless destruction of the Polish and French armies in language that shocks with its brutal enthusiasm. In this unique and gripping document of men at war, the self-congratulatory voice of Nazi propaganda is never far from the surface.

With rare photographs of the action accompanying the text, the book makes fascinating reading for both historians and World War II enthusiasts.”


Foreword or introduction by Heinz Guderian. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 256 pages.
£15.50
Blitzkrieg in Their Own Words: First-hand Accounts from German So