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.
Portrait of a Bomber Pilot
By: Christopher Jary
Foreword by: Group Captain Leonard Cheshire VC OM DSO DFC
Real War Horses
By: Anthony Dawson
Bomber Command: Reflections of War
By: Martin Bowman
Tynemouth in the Great War
By: Craig Armstrong
The 6th Battalion the Cheshire Regiment in the Great War
By: John Hartley
Wind in the Wires and An Escaper's Log
By: Duncan Grinnell-Milne
By: Leigh Neville
Waterloo: Rout and Retreat
By: Andrew W Field
By: Nigel Blundell