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New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1980. 31 cm, 192, illustrations. Index. Bibliography. Pencil erasure residue on fep verso. Ward Rutherford was brought up in Jersey, where as a schoolboy during the German occupation he had firsthand experience of Nazi propaganda. Early in 1945 he was imprisoned for listening to the BBC and remained there until the end of the war. He became a journalist in Fleet Street, radio and television. In 1962 he was appointed Head of Local Programs for Channel Television, the independent television station for the Channel Islands. He is the author of numerous books of non-fiction and at least two novels. An illustrated study of how Hitler's "lightning war" defeated mainland Europe during May and June of 1940. This work recounts the incredible six-week sweep by the Germans through Holland, Belgium, and France in the spring of 1940, illustrated with photographs and maps of the various battles. First American Edition [stated]. Presumed First Printing. Very good.