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The Armoured Campaign in Normandy

By Stephen Napier

9780750979450

ISBN: 9780750979450

Published: 02-03-2017


The Armoured Campaign in Normandy

By Stephen Napier

ISBN: 9780750979450

Published: 02-03-2017

About This Book

Beginning with the D-Day landings, this is a frank appraisal of the planned use and actual results of the deployment of armour by both German and Allied commanders in the major tank battles of the campaign including Epsom, Goodwood, Cobra and Totalize. The Armoured Campaign in Normandy is a critique of how Montgomery’s plans to seize territory and break out failed in the face of German resistance. It details the poor planning by British generals who made many mistakes and how the German convoluted chain of command contributed to their own defeat. Numerous primary sources, including official reports, war diaries and regimental histories, are used to tell the inside story of the campaign from an armour perspective, detailing real numbers of tanks lost in the battles of the campaign.

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