Poland 1939: The Birth Of Blitzkrieg by Steven J. ZalogaPoland 1939: The Birth Of Blitzkrieg by Steven J. Zaloga

Poland 1939: The Birth Of Blitzkrieg

bySteven J. ZalogaIllustratorHoward Gerrard

Paperback | August 19, 2002

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Osprey's examination of the German invasion of Poland, which began World War II (1939-1945) in Europe, pitting the newly modernized army of Europe's great industrial power against the much smaller Polish army and introducing the world to a new style of warfare - Blitzkrieg. Panzer divisions spearheaded the German assault with Stuka dive-bombers prowling ahead spreading terror and mayhem. This book demonstrates how the Polish army was not as backward as it is often portrayed and fielded a tank force larger than that of the contemporary US Army. Its stubborn defence did give the Germans some surprises and German casualties were relatively heavy for such a short campaign.
Steven J. Zaloga has a BA in history from Union College and an MA from Columbia University. He did graduate research on the 1939 campaign at Universitet Jagiellonski in Krakow, Poland, during the 1970s. He is currently a senior analyst for the aerospace research firm, Teal Group Corp, and an adjunct staff member with the Strategy, Forc...
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Title:Poland 1939: The Birth Of BlitzkriegFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.7 × 7.2 × 0.19 inPublished:August 19, 2002Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1841764086

ISBN - 13:9781841764085

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Table of Contents

Introduction/Chronology/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Armies/Opposing Plans/The German Assault/The Battle of Warsaw/The Soviet Invasion/The Aftermath/The Battlefield today/Further Reading/Index