Fall of France: May-June
By Robert Jackson
An account of Germany’s devastating military campaign against France.
In 1939, in spite of the agreement made between Britain, France and Germany, German troops invaded Prague, adding Czechoslovakia to Hitler’s growing Reich.
However, as history has shown, Hitler’s quest for power did not stop there.
Germany’s invasion of France in May 1940 not only led to the shocking defeat of the Allied forces, but also to the surrender of France to the Germans – an event that changed the course of the Second World War.
In this comprehensive historical account, Robert Jackson’s The Fall of France chronicles the significant but often overlooked political events and military campaigns leading up to and over the course of the Fall of France.
Throughout the book, Jackson vividly captures the complexities of Germany’s military campaign and the reaction of the Allied Forces – through the eyes of the troops fighting on the battlefield.
The Fall of France is therefore must-read for a more in-depth understanding of the political and military events of this turbulent period.
Robert Jackson was born in 1941 in the North Yorkshire village of Melsonby. A former pilot and navigation instructor, his active involvement with aviation lasted many years. Following his retirement from the RAFVR in 1977 as a squadron leader, he became a full-time aviation writer and aerospace correspondent and lectured extensively on strategic issues. He speaks five languages, including Russian, and has written more than forty nonfiction works on military affairs. He is also the author of the popular Yeoman series.