Origins of the campaign /Chronology /Opposing commanders /Opposing armies /Orders of battle /Opposing plans /The campaign /Aftermath /The battlefields today /Further reading /Index
Led by masters of armoured warfare such as Guderian and Rommel, the German Panzers broke through all opposition till they reached the channel coast.
Doug Dildy is a USAF Academy graduate with a degree in history. He attended the US Armed Forces Staff College and USAF Air War College and holds a Masters Degree in Political Science. Doug has authored several campaign studies as well as several articles covering the Dutch, Danish and Norwegian air arms' defence against the German invasions of 1940 for notable US aviation history magazines. He is a regular contributor to the amateur modelling magazine Small Air Forces Observer. Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.
"I found this a good solid volume depicting the Panzer operations which did so much to unnerve and outfight the Allies. But for Hitler's stop order before Dunkirk it could have been a complete disaster. I would think for someone starting a study of this period, for the price and information, this is a 'must have'. Highly recommended." --Scale Modelling Now "As with the entire Osprey 'Campaign' series, this is a visually appealing, well-organized, perfectly competent book with maps, diagrams, and photos of high quality. As always, it's a tidy little package, and collectors of the series will surely want to grab a copy." --Stone & Stone, www.stonebooks.com