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The Blitzkrieg Myth: How Hitler and the Allies Misread the Strategic Realities of World War II

The great myth of World War 1 was that the defense was all-powerful. In the inter-war years a new myth appeared—that the new technology of the airplane and the tank would result in massive breakthroughs on the battlefield, with the enemy being destroyed in weeks. Mosier shows how the leaders of both sides were seduced by these ideas–and how and why they failed to work as advertised.