SIXTY DAYS THAT SHOOK THE WEST The Fall of France: 1940

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Author Name: Benoist-Mechin, Jacques

Book Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket

Edition 1st American Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1963

Seller ID 27590

This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. There is some beginning edge wear to the spine ends of the book cover. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has some light edge wear, rubbing and nicking along with one small wrinkled tear to the top rear spine joint. "Early in the morning of May 10, 1940, Adolf Hitler launched a torrent of steel and fire upon France, Belgium, and Holland, in one of the greatest military assaults in history. Led by tanks and five bombers using the new concept of lightning war, his multiple columns flashed like great talons across northern France and the Low Countries. Cutting the defending armies to pieces, dividing and surrounding them, they littered the countryside with burning villages, jammed the roads with fleeing refugees, brought the Belgians to surrender, drove the British to their evacuation at Dunkirk, and swept down over the paralyzed formations of the French army to enter Paris and occupy two-thirds of the country."

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