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Blitzkrieg: Book 1 of the Ladybird Expert History of the Second World War by James Holland, Keith Burns
  

Blitzkrieg: Book 1 of the Ladybird Expert History of the Second World War

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Part of the Studies in Modern History Series

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Blitzkrieg: Book 1 of the Ladybird Expert History of the Second World War by James Holland, Keith Burns

Part of the ALL-NEW Ladybird Expert series. Learn about the fall of Europe in the Second World War in one of the most successful military strategies of modern warfare in this accessible, insightful and authoritative account. Historian, author and broadcaster James Holland draws on the latest research and interviews with participants to bring colour, detail and a fresh perspective to the story. You'll find out how Hitler quickly turned Germany into a war machine: the recruitment of key allies, control over German media, the significance of Poland and military attitudes towards the power of Germany's armies. Inside, you'll discover . . . - Why the Germans allied with the Soviet Union - Why it was so easy for Germany to invade Poland - The propaganda war in Germany, France and Britain - Why the German approach to war was called Bewegungskrieg - The power of radio - And much more . . . Written by the leading lights and most outstanding communicators in their fields, the Ladybird Expert books provide clear, accessible and authoritative introductions to subjects drawn from science, history and culture. For an adult readership, the Ladybird Expert series is produced in the same iconic small hardback format pioneered by the original Ladybirds. Each beautifully illustrated book features the first new illustrations produced in the original Ladybird style for nearly forty years.

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Shines a light on some of the darkest and most dramatic moments of the six-year conflict. * Daily Mail * The artwork is gloriously retro, echoing the original Ladybird house style but containing completely up to date information. * Shiny New Books *


About the Author

James Holland is an award-winning historian, writer, and broadcaster. The author of a number of best-selling histories including Battle of Britain, Dam Busters, and most recently, The War in the West, he has also written nine works of historical fiction, including the Jack Tanner novels. He has presented - and written - a large number of television programmes and series, and is also Co-founder of the Chalke Valley History Festival. He can be found on Twitter as @James1940.

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Book Info

Publication date

22nd March 2018

Author

James Holland, Keith Burns

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Publisher

Michael Joseph Ltd an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Hardback
56 pages

Categories

Second World War
Military tactics

ISBN

9780718186302

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