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The Blitzkrieg myth how Hitler and the Allies misread the strategic realities of World War II by John Mosier

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Published by HarperCollins in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Europe.

Subjects:

  • World War, 1939-1945.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Tank warfare.,
  • Strategy -- History -- 20th century.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementJohn Mosier.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsD743 .M647 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 338 p. :
Number of Pages338
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3325511M
ISBN 100060009764
LC Control Number2004299008
OCLC/WorldCa53707830

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The Blitzkrieg Myth is a compelling and original rethinking of the strategy and tactics of World War II by the author of the highly praised The Myth of the Great War. Read more Read less The Amazon Book Review4/5(75).   Blitzkrieg: Myth, Reality and Hitler's Lightning War is a compelling account of the Battle of France during the Second World War. Popular accounts often make much of a German doctrine of Blitzkreig or Lightning War that the Nazi regime masterfully deployed against the Western powers during the opening stages of WW/5(15). Blitzkrieg: Myth, Reality and Hitler's Lightning War is a compelling account of the Battle of France during the Second World War. Popular accounts often make much of a German doctrine of Blitzkreig or Lightning War that the Nazi regime masterfully deployed against the Western powers during the opening stages of WW/5(27). The Blitzkrieg Myth is compelling reading and will force the reader to rethink many of the things you thought you knew about the war. While the book is excellent, it does have a few mild faults. First, Mosier stays away from the Eastern front completely, only talking about the Soviets when it comes to their war with the Finns.

  Blitzkrieg: Myth, Reality, and Hitler’s Lightning War, France does the study of German operational techniques few favors. In his introduction, Lloyd Clark, a fairly prolific British historian, argues that this book “provides some new ideas” about the fall of France/5. The Myth of Blitzkrieg doctrine or approach to war. Both use the term simply to mean a swift strategic knockout. The first, published in , deals primarily with food (and to a lesser extent with raw material) supplies in wartime. The term Blitzkrieg is here employed with reference to Germany's efforts to win a.   With “The Blitzkrieg Myth: How Hitler and the Allies Misread the Strategic Realities of World War II”, John Mosier tried to argue that the blitzkrieg and sudden penetration was overrated, and that it was classical doctrine of warfare that determined victory rather than armoured assaults supported with aerial bombardment/5(38).   "Karl-Heinz Frieser's thorough research and first-rate analysis have demolished the myth of blitzkrieg and explained how the Germans achieved their miraculous success in May-June His important book adds considerably to our understanding of modern warfare." --BRIG. GEN. ROBERT A. DOUGHTY, U.S. ARMY (RET.)Cited by:

  The Blitzkrieg Myth by James A. Chisem Janu The controversial British strategist Basil Liddell Hart once observed that “the real story of any great event is apt to be very different to what appears at the time the truth sometimes leaks out . Blitzkrieg is a particularly successful synergy of correspondence and interviews, archival material from four countries, and the massive body of published literature addressing one of warmaking’s greatest surprises: the German conquest of France and its Low Countries in fewer than six weeks during May and June This phenomenon has been commonly explained as the result of a Author: Rasheeda Smith.   The Blitzkrieg Myth How Hitler and the Allies Misread the Strategic Realities of World War II Chapter One War as Pseudoscience: Nothing is more dangerous in war than theoreticians. - MARSHAL PÉTAIN. The Second World War /5(7). The Blitzkrieg Myth, by Mosier, is an excellent book, fun to read and does cause one to think about the thesis. I think the thesis is wrong, and I think the author supports his thesis with carefully chosen battles (excluding battles that do not support the thesis)/5(21).