Hitler's Halt Order

Lengel, Edward G.
November 2011
Military History;Nov2011, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p21
The article discusses Adolf Hitler's halt order decision in the Battle of France on May 24, 1940, deemed as the most disastrous that changed the course of World War II. Germany's master tank commander General Heinz Guderian explains that the decision stopped German armored units about to seize the port of Dunkirk in France before 340,000 British and French soldiers could evacuate. German generals revealed that the decision was supposedly another example of Hitler's military stupidity.


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