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Paperback Arming Against Hitler: France and the Limits of Military Planning Book

ISBN: 0700611096

ISBN13: 9780700611096

Arming Against Hitler: France and the Limits of Military Planning

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In May-June 1940 the Germans demolished the French Army, inflicting more than 300,000 French casualties, including more than 120,000 dead. While many historians have focused on France's failure to avoid this catastrophe, Kiesling is the first to show why the French had good reason to trust that their prewar defense policies, military doctrine, and combat forces would preserve the nation. Kiesling argues that France's devastating defeat was a consequence...

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