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Poland 1939: The birth of Blitzkrieg (Campaign) (Paperback)

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By Steven J. Zaloga, Howard Gerrard (Illustrator)
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This is book number 107 in the Campaign series.

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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.

About the Author


Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has worked as an analyst in the aerospace industry for over two decades, covering missile systems and the international arms trade, and has served with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think tank. He is the author of numerous books on military technology and military history, with an accent on the US Army in World War II as well as Russia and the former Soviet Union.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781841764085
ISBN-10: 1841764086
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: August 19th, 2002
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: Campaign