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Military Operations of the Dutch Army - 10th-17th May 1940

Military Operations of the Dutch Army - 10th-17th May 1940
Author: P.L.G. Doorman
Publish Date: 2004
Pages: 80
Dimensions: 6x9.5x.5"
Restockable: No
Type: Hardcover


Most studies of the 1940 Western Campaign have tended to focus on a narrow range of topics principally those relating the German forces or the epic of Dunkirk. The publication of this title is aimed at redressing the balance by providing a detailed account of the operations of the Dutch army during this campaign. The author begins by presenting a detailed account of the Dutch army prior to the campaign including its plan of campaign. He also includes a fascinating chapter discussing the geography of the Netherlands from a military point of view. The remainder of the text consists of a daily account of the Dutch army's operations down to regimental or independent battalion-level. In doing so the author clearly demonstrates the combat capability of the Dutch troops and the brave and tenacious defense with which they met the German invasion. Appendices provide detailed order-of-battle and sample orders. This is a significant contribution to the literature available on the 1940 campaign in France and the Low Countries.