Blitzkrieg: From the Rise of Hitler to the Fall of Dunkirk
|Genre||Non-fiction military history|
|3 Sep 1979|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
The book explains Adolf Hitler's victory in 1940 in the Western Campaign. Deighton points out that Allies had far greater resources than the Germans. Deighton considers Hitler's military skills astonishing considering his background and complete lack of training (p. 52).
Literally meaning "Lightning War", Blitzkrieg is the tactic of speed and the avoidance of unnecessary conflict, which were the keys to the rapid German advance.
- Part 1: Hitler and his army
- Part 2: Hitler at war.
- Part 3: Blitzkrieg:Weapons and methods.
- Part 4: The battle for the river Meuse.
- Part 5: The flawed victory.
- 1987 Len Deighton's Blitzkrieg computer game was published by Ariolasoft for the Commodore 64. The game was designed by John Lambshead  and Gordon Paterson and programmed by Gary Yorke and James Poole.