At 21:00 on 9 May 1940 Codeword Danzig was issued alerting Adolf Hitler's airborne troops that they were about to spearhead an attack on Belgium and the Netherlands. The following day his blitzkrieg rolled forward striking the British Expeditionary Force and the French armies in Belgium and in northern France at Sedan.
The desperate attempts of the allied armies to stem the Nazi tide proved futile and, once their reserves had been exhausted and the remaining forces cut off, Paris lay open. By early June, it was all over - trapped British, Belgian and French troops were forced to evacuate Dunkirk, Calais and Boulogne and the defeated French army agreed to an armistice leaving the country divided in two.
This dramatic story is shown in a sequence of over 150 historic photographs that Anthony Tucker-Jones he has selected for this memorable book. The images he has chosen cover every aspect of this extraordinary campaign, but his main focus is on the vital role played by the armoured fighting vehicles of both sides. The book is a graphic record of the destruction wrought by the Wehrmacht's lightning offensive through the Low Countries and France.
Hitler's Defeat on the Eastern Front
By: Ian Baxter
Dunkirk Evacuation - Operation Dynamo
By: John Grehan, Alexander Nicoll
A History of Courtship
By: Tania O'Donnell
By: Jonathan Nicholls
By: Taylor Downing, Andrew Johnston
The Truth About Rudolf Hess
By: James Douglas-Hamilton
With the British Army on the Somme
By: Sir William Beach Thomas
A Soldier for Napoleon
By: John H Gill
Left for Dead at Nijmegen
By: Marcus A. Nannini