Illustrated World War II. Volume 2: Encyclopedia. Колектив

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Автор:Колектив
Издателство:H. S. Stuttman Inc., Orbis Publishing Limited
Страници:279
Корици:Твърди
Година:1972
Броя:1
ISBN: Тегло (гр.): Формат: 210 / 270 Състояние: Мн. добро
Contents - VOLUME 2

CHAPTER 11

ASSAULT ON THE LOW COUNTRIES 141 Rotterdam blitzed; Holland surrenders • The epic of Eben Emael • The Allies get under way • First blood to the Allies • The Ardennes drama • Breakthrough at Sedan

CHAPTER 12

THRUST TO THE CHANNEL    154

Chaos on the roads • “We have been defeated ..." • Churchill orders in more British reinforcements • The breach widens • Allied dislocation gets worse

•    Giraud is captured

CHAPTER 13

THE WEYGAND GAMBIT...................................161

The new C.-in-C. • Churchill backs Weygand

•    Weygand’s plan wrecked

CHAPTER 14

THE MIRACLE OF DUNKIRK...........................166

Belgian resistance fades • The Belgian surrender • The Dunkirk perimeter • Operation "Dynamo” • Hitler judges his enemies

CHAPTER IS

ORDEAL ON THE SOMME    181

Weygand’s defence plan • Could the plan have worked? • Reynaud’s “Breton redoubt” • Assistance from the Allies • Where was the R.A.F.? • Shadow of disaster • The last act begins

CHAPTER 16

FRANCE’S AGONY    195

Italy’s road to war • Italy's war readiness CHAPTER 1 7

THE DRIVE TO PARIS    201

The Panzers flood south • Should France surrender? • Armistice or capitulation?

•    Pétain’s problems
CHAPTER 18

FRANCE: THE FATAL DECISION    209

The fleet safeguarded • Tours: the last Allied meeting • Withdrawal to Bordeaux

•    Pétain’s ultimatum • The Declaration of Union • Pétain takes over • "Heavy water” snatched from the Germans • Pétain’s goal: armistice with Germany

CHAPTER 19

THE PARTITION OF FRANCE    221

Italian indecision • The Panzers at high tide

•    The Germans cease fire • Italian failure all along the front • The cost of defeat

CHAPTER 20

BRITAIN AT BAY....................................................233

Churchill and the French fleet • The guns of Mers el Kébir • Drama at Dakar • Churchill’s motives

CHAPTER 21

BATTLE OF BRITAIN    241

Britain’s weaknesses after Dunkirk • Stepping up production • Raeder prepares for a Channel crossing....... and Hitler dallies • Onus on the Luftwaffe •

The point of balance • Turning-point: the London Blitz • The invasion postponed • Hitler faces east • Still in the ring

CHAPTER 22

THE DUCE’S AMBITIONS.................................261

Mussolini, warlord • The threat to Egypt • Hitler restrains Mussolini • The Axis verdict • German patronage for Rumania

•    Mussolini turns on Greece • Hitler and the Mediterranean • Overtures to Franco • Pétain refuses to help Hitler

Категория:     Енциклопедии и справочници
Издателство:     H. S. Stuttman Inc., Orbis Publishing Limited
Година:     1972
Cтраници:     279
Забележка:     Неизползвана книга.
Налични бройки:     1
Език:     Английски
Град на издаване:     New York
Корици:     твърди
Размери:      210/270/0 мм
Ключови думи:      Illustrated World War II, Volume 2, Encyclopedia

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