By Steve Birdsall

Tale of the 1st three hundred Boeing B-17Fs. Their use in education and wrestle within the Pacific, Mediterranean, and England. a desirable ebook. sixty four pages, eight in colour.

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Nglo-F"rench manoeuvre into the Low Countries, and was to be deli\ ered, forty-five mile front enough, by (juderian's XIX Panzer The nineteen German divisions in the south were not intended to demonstrate the strength of the Maginot Line. Strategically the plan was nearly perfect, aiming as it did to smash a decisive breach in the Allied line in the appropriately Corps. very centre, thereby allowing the encirclement of the It was audacious in that a breakChannel from Sedan a place evocative enough for both (jermany and France left an exposed flank of some 200 miles across the front of the French Army.

W^*^**^mp^J^m^^ Nagasaki '«^^ a October 1945. The Atomic bombs ushered new was by definition a long narrow penetration with the firepower of the assault limited to its lead elements and, finally, poor intelligence and planning. The attack also armour was forced to use roads raised above the level of the surrounding countryside, thus lea\ing the tanks silhouetted and vulnerable to German anti-tank guns. «# > profitably employed in clearing the Germans from their positions on the banks of the Wester Schelde, thereby opening the sea route into the port of Antwerp that had been captured intact.

But the plan itself worked. \rmv was ripped into two on the Meuse within five davs; the Channel was reached on May 25 fifteen days after the began. The British Army plus some 100,000 French were able to escape from Dunkirk largely because of German strategic timidity in forcing the panzers on in an area that had such an ominous reputation from World War I but there w as no escape for the others. The Dutch surrendered late in May, as did the Belgians. France was forced to sue for an armistice bv June 22 (effective on the 2:;th).

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