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The Lightning War from Poland to Dunkirk, 1939-1940
Author:Peter C. Smith
Dimensions:7.5" x 10"
Photos:integrated b/w photos, 8 pages of color
Publisher:Pen and Sword
Item No. 9781848327993
This superb illustrated series books charts the rise and fall of the German Air Force from 1939 to 1945. Each volume makes use of over a hundred rare and valuable photographs, many of them taken by Luftwaffe personnel, to bring history to life and record both the men and the aircraft they flew. The Ju 87 Stuka dive-bomber dominated the opening campaigns of World War II. It was a primary weapon of German Blitzkrieg tactics and the concept of lightning warfare. Together with the panzer, it transformed air and land warfare, with countries falling in days and weeks, rather than after campaigns lasting years. With more than 100 photographs and detailed commentary Stuka Spearhead profiles the various models and infamous tactics of these deadly dive-bombers from the conquest of Poland and the Norwegian campaign, through the invasion of the Low Countries, to the fall of France and the evacuation at Dunkirk.