Praeger - Poland 1939 - The Birth of Blitzkrieg


Also published as: Osprey Campaign 107: Poland 1939
The Birth of Blitzkrieg

Author: Steven J Zaloga
Illustrator: Howard Gerrard
Publisher: Praeger Publishers, February 2004
ISBN 0-275-98278-5
Hardcover, 96 pages, measures (in inches) 9.8 x 7.2 x 0.5

About this Book
The German invasion of Poland on 1 September 1939 began World War II in Europe, pitting the newly modernized army of Europe’s great industrial power against the much smaller Polish army and introducing the world to a new style of warfare – Blitzkrieg. Panzer divisions spearheaded the German assault with Stuka dive-bombers prowling ahead spreading terror and mayhem. This book demonstrates how the Polish army was not as backward as it is often portrayed and fielded a tank force larger than that of the contemporary US Army. Its stubborn defence did give the Germans some surprises and German casualties were relatively heavy for such a short campaign.


  • Introduction
  • Chronology
  • Opposing Commanders
  • Opposing Armies
  • Opposing Plans
  • The German Assault
  • The Battle of Warsaw
  • The Soviet Invasion
  • Aftermath
  • The Battlefield Today
  • Further Reading
  • Index

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