Early war reading

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Early war reading

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Fairly self explanatory really, I would like to research early WWII a bit, particuarly the invasion of France/belgium etc with a view to gaming in a Coc and then IABSM style.
So can anyone recomend any good reads to get me started..
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Hi
Start with "The Blitzkrieg Legend" by Karl-Heinz Frieser.
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"Dunkirk" bu Hugh Sebag-Montefiore is excellent. Combined with Frieser's book, you have a pretty comprehensive picture of the campaign.

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Calais: Fight to the Finish – May 1940 by Jon Cooksey
Flames of Calais: A Soldier's Battle 1940 by Airey Neave

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Another endorsement for "The Blitzkrieg Legend" by Karl-Heinz Frieser.

Indeed, I'd go so far as to say read that before you read anything else on the 1940 campaign. It will change all your perceptions of the 1940 campaign.

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Another vote for The Bliztkrieg Legend. Read that for overview and a detailed analysis and only the start with others. Sebag-Montefiore's Dunkirk is quite good, too.

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Agreed with the above comments. Blitzkkrieg the Legend is first class (do NOT get it confused with Blitzkrieg the Myth by Mosier which is total tosh) and Teabag's Dunkirk is good as well. Use the latter as a start point and then pick up the regimental histories to further check out the units you come across.

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Cheers guys that sounds like my Christmas list started .

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