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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Hitler's Blitzkrieg Enemies 1940: Denmark, Norway, Netherlands & Belgium (Men-at-Arms).pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Nigel Thomas(Author) Johnny Shumate(Illustrator)

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The armies of Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands and Belgium bore the first crushing impact of Hitler's mighty Blitzkrieg war machine in Western Europe, in a campaign that astonished and terrified the world. The German Wehrmacht was millions strong, equipped with the latest guns, tanks and aircraft, and had the priceless advantage of having learned the realities of modern warfare in Poland the previous September. The defenders of Scandinavia and the Low Countries were raised from small populations, and were inadequately funded, trained, equipped and armed. Their modest numbers, inexperience, and largely indefensible borders condemned them to rapid defeat. For this reason they have tended to be neglected by history - in many cases, unjustly. Vastly outnumbered - and, in the case of the neutral Low Countries, with their potential French and British allies reeling under simultaneous attacks - thousands of soldiers fought heroically in the hopeless defence of their homelands against the Nazi juggernaut.

"For the first time in English, all four nations' orders of battle are listed. Thomas also details their organization, uniforms and equipment...Wartime photos, insignia charts and detailed color plates by Johnny Shumate showing uniforms and gear illustrate this concise history." "--Toy Soldier & Model Figure" magazine"For the firsttime in English, all four nations orders of battle are listed. Thomasalso details their organization, uniforms and equipment...Wartime photos, insigniacharts and detailed color platesby Johnny Shumate showinguniforms and gear illustrate thisconcise history." "--Toy Soldier & Model Figure" magazine"For the first time in English, all four nations' orders of battle are listed. Thomas also details their organization, uniforms and equipment...Wartime photos, insignia charts and detailed color plates by Johnny Shumate showing uniforms and gear illustrate this concise history. "Toy Soldier & Model Figure magazine"""For the first time in English, all four nations' orders of battle are listed. Thomas also details their organization, uniforms and equipment...Wartime photos, insignia charts and detailed color plates by Johnny Shumate showing uniforms and gear illustrate this concise history." --Toy Soldier & Model Figure magazine

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  • By B. Lai on 25 May 2017

    A snipet of an aspect of WW2 not often told in the English. Would like to know more about how war was like for these European nations

  • By john lambshead on 1 December 2014

    I bought this while researching background information on the war in 1940 and for painting guides for wargame miniatures. It is a good example of the Men at Arms series and was exactly what I expected and needed. Good value.

  • By Pilou on 24 March 2014

    Covering 4 countries and their involvement in WW2 in such a short book is nigh on impossible, yet Nigel Thomas who is a regular contributor to the Men-at-Arms series did it again: it's simply brilliant. I particularly appreciated the comment on Belgium's unjust treatment by the Allies after a fierce resistance to the German advance.This book is a must have for wargamers, history buffs and figure collectors.

  • By philip on 11 August 2015

    A good book, thank you.


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