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Hitler's Blitzkrieg: A Very Brief History

Hitler's Blitzkrieg: A Very Brief History [Kindle Edition]

Mark Black
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Want to learn more about history, but don’t think you have the time? Think again.

This Blitzkrieg, or ‘Lightening War’, was based on a force of lights tanks moving at speed across Europe, supported by air power and infantry troops. The tactic was based on the element of surprise, and had been developed by the German officer Hans Guderian; as a result, the Germans were able to conquer huge swathes of territory in the opening months of 1940. This book chronicles the key points during the period, as well as the strategy behind the tactics of the two sides.

The Very Brief History series is intended to give the reader a short, concise account of the most important events in world history. Each book provides the reader with the essential facts concerning a particular event or person; no distractions, just the essential facts, allowing the reader to master the subject in the shortest time possible.

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  • File Size: 174 KB
  • Print Length: 33 pages
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  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your time or 77pence 8 Dec 2013
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Will repeat my comments on all Marc Blacks "very brief history series". They are badly written, inaccurate and simply not up to scratch. If you like a bit of a quick history "Fix", then try the "History in an hour series".
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1.0 out of 5 stars Cheeky as a cartload of monkeys 16 Feb 2014
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I've already had a brush with Mark Black, when I wrote a review of his miserable "Brief History" of the Pearl Harbor attack. Shortly afterwards the book mysteriously disappeared from Amazon along with my review, which you'll only find now on my review pages. Whether the two are connected, I don't know. I do know that I could have written pretty much the same thing about the present dross, changing only the examples. So here goes:

Black's MO appears to consist of knocking off secondary sources. You don't have to go past the first page of the present work to discover this. Try Googling "blitzkrieg". If you're in the UK, one of the top hits will be the BBC's page on the subject. The first four short paragraphs contain these lines:

"On 21 June 1940....the French president, Marshall Philippe Pétain, sued for peace with Adolf Hitler's Third Reich....It had taken only a few short weeks for the Wehrmacht (the German army), under [Hitler's] control, to crush the army of the French Third Republic. His well-trained and organised troops had also caused France's Allies, in the form of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF), to beat an ignominious retreat from continental Europe. Thus between 10 May and 21 June 1940, the Wehrmacht had accomplished what the army of Kaiser Wilhelm II had not managed to do in four years of desperate fighting in World War One."

And here's Black's very opening paragraph:

"On June 21, 1940, Marshall Philippe Petain, France's president, sought peace with Hitler's Third Reich. Under Hitler's direction, it had taken just a few short weeks for the German army to completely crush the French Republic's army. Hitler's organized and well-trained troops had sent the British Expeditionary Force, France's ally, fleeing from the European continent.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Only get this if it is free. What the other reviewers say is 100%. I am disappointed that such a good idea in these series has been dissolved into mass production of inferior goods!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't bother 7 Dec 2013
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At least the spelling was ok. Jumps around like an energetic kangaroo. Not a history of the blitz but a brief history of the defeat of France. Blitzkrieg tactics only a sideline. Chapters finish with the defeat of France and next chapter begins with France still fighting. Refers to English and then British in the same sentence, come on - even the Daily Mail doesn't do that
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3.0 out of 5 stars Brief but enjoyable 9 July 2014
By Clive R
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It is a very brief history, but still an enjoyable read.
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