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Amateur wargaming and random thoughts on military history.
September 09, 2015
I am looking for really good books (David Glantz like) covering the Fall of France in 1940, Belgium 1940 and Holland 1940. Any recommendations?
I like Robert Doughty's The Breaking Point: Sedan and the Fall of France. And, The Blitzkrieg Legend by Karl Heinz Freiser (both kindle available on Amazon).
September 10, 2015 at 12:27 AM
I also recommend the books mentioned by Warstap. BTW Its Frieser not Freiser. Beside these books I strongly recommend Doug Dildy Fall Geld from Osprey.
September 10, 2015 at 3:52 AM
Thank you both for the recommendations! I had Fall Gelb in my shopping cart from amazon so I ordered that quickly. Will look up the other books too and order. I know almost nothing about this part of World War II so it is all very interesting.
September 11, 2015 at 7:14 AM
Take a look at http://www.waroverholland.nl/ !
September 12, 2015 at 1:27 PM
I've not read a great number of books on this particular topic, but one I did spend some time with several years ago is 60 Days That Shook the West by Jacques Benoist-Mechin.
September 14, 2015 at 12:58 PM
Karl Heinz Frieser's book is the best I've found as far as detailed accounts go. Another one that goes into great details and is superbly illustrated with pictures is Jean Paul Pallud's "Blitzrkrieg in the West - Then And Now"
An oldie, but still very good: Len Deighton's "Blitzkrieg"
September 22, 2015 at 6:44 AM
Thanks George for posting your comment. I wasn't aware of those books and will take a look!
September 23, 2015 at 7:22 AM
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