The Rise of Germany 1939-1941

    The Rise of Germany 1939-1941

    The War in the West: Volume One

    James Holland

    Atlantic Monthly 2015

    Hardback 719pp Illustrated

    9780802123978   Product Code: 23310

    It is generally accepted that Germany enjoyed military superiority over Britain and France in 1939, and that only when America joined the war and Hitler overstretched himself in Russia did the tide turn. But in this new analysis James Holland points out that France had more men in uniform than Germany, Britain still had the most powerful navy and the invasions of Poland and France were incredible gambles for a country short on resources, tanks and trained soldiers.

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