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Armoured Warfare in the Battle for Normandy by Anthony Tucker-Jones

Armoured Warfare in the Battle for Normandy

Part of the Images of War Series


Armoured Warfare in the Battle for Normandy by Anthony Tucker-Jones

The remarkable photographs collected together for this book show in graphic detail the role armour played in the Allied struggle to exploit the D-Day landings and liberate occupied France - and the skill and tenacity of the German panzer units that confronted them. The struggle gave rise to a sequence of battles that were among the most intense, and critical, of any fought in the Second World War. Anthony Tucker-Jones traces the entire course of the armoured campaign through the photographs - the D-Day landings, the first clashes of the opposing tanks and anti-tank guns, then the Allied operations - Epsom, Charnwood, Goodwood, Cobra - that culminated in the Allied breakthrough and the destruction of the German 5th Panzer Army at Falaise. The images offer a fascinating inside view of the fighting itself - and of the widespread destruction and horrific casualties that went with it. But they also record the routines of tank warfare, and give a vivid impression of the experience of the tank crews of the day and of the tanks they operated - the German Mk IVs, Panthers, Tigers and self-propelled guns, and the Allied Shermans, Churchills and specialized tanks - Hobart's Funnies - that confronted each other in the French countryside and towns.

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Publication date

19th April 2012


Anthony Tucker-Jones

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Pen & Sword Military an imprint of Pen & Sword Books Ltd


166 pages


Second World War

Battles & campaigns
European history
20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000



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