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LECTURES  10    

Blitzkrieg in the West and Total War in the East

  • Soviet Invasion of Finland

  • "mission creep"

  • Sweden

  • Norway & Denmark,  April 9, 1940

  • Vidkun Quisling

  • Winston Churchill


  • May 10, 1940

  • bombing of Rotterdam

  • Eben Emael Fortress

  • hollow charge

  • glider  

  • Battle of Gembloux

  • Paul Reynaud

  • British Expeditionary Force (BEF)

  • The myth of the Belgian surrender

  • Dunkirk

  • Vichy France

  • Marshall Petain

  • Prime Minister Pierre Laval


  • Giulio Douhet - Il dominio dell’aria

  • Tactical Bomber

  • Strategic Bomber

  • Flying Fortress B-17
     
  • Battle of Britain

  • Schweinfurt Ball Bearing Works Bombing


  • Operation Barbarossa  June 22, 1941

  • General Mud

  • General Winter

  • Mussolini

  • Afrika Korps

  • Yugoslavia - Greece  April 1941

  • Ustashi

  • Croatia

  • Ante Pavalic

  • Pearl Harbor

  • German Sixth Army

  • Stalingrad  Nov 1942-January 1943

  • Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus

  • totalkrieg

  • Sicily

  • Italy

  • Salo

  • Operation Citadel (Battle of Kursk)  July 1943

  • Mark V Panther

  • June 6, 1944

  • Battle of the Bulge December 1944

  • July 20, 1944 Plot

  • November 8, 1939 Attempt

 

RECOMMENDED READINGS and RESOURCES

John Mosier, The Blitzkrieg Myth, New York:  Perennial, 2003.

Peter Hoffmann, Hitler's Personal Security:  Protecting the Fuhrer, 1921-1945, New York:  Da Capo Press,  2000.  (2nd Edition)

Joachim Fest, Plotting Hitler's Death:  The History of the German Resistance

Paul Carrell, Hitler Moves East: 1941-1943 and Scorched Earth: The Russian-German War 1943-1944

Alexander Werth, Russia At War 1941-1945

Gabriel Gorodetsky, Grand Delusion:  Stalin and the German Invasion of Russia

Harrison E. Salisbury, The 900 Days:  The Siege of Leningrad

Vasili Ivanovich Chikov, The Battle for Stalingrad

Peter G. Tsouras, Fighting in Hell:  The German Ordeal On The Eastern Front

Ronald E. Powaski, Lightning War:  Blitzkrieg in the West

Samuel W. Mitcham, Hitler's Field Marchals and Their Battles

Omer Bartov, Hitler's Army:  Soldiers, Nazis, and War in the Third Reich

William Shirer, The Collapse of the Third Republic: An Inquiry into the Fall of France in 1940

 

 


 







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