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As with all titles in the Images of War series, this book presents a wide variety of rare photographs accompanied by detailed captions, describing the course of the Normandy campaign from the build-up of the invasion forces through to the Falaise Gap and the advance on Rouen. It begins with the German armour which would meet the Allies, including the famous Tiger and Panther tanks, but also the less glamorous range of self-propelled guns, captured French armour, and the wide variety of anti-tank weaponry available, including the track-mounted Goliath radio-controlled bomb. The Allied arsenal is naturally dominated by the Sherman, Cromwell and Churchill tanks but it also looks at their innumerable and diverse variants, including the DD, AVRE and flail tanks of Hobart's Funnies, and the less familiar range of self-propelled guns and reconnaissance vehicles. The chapters go on to detail the several Allied offensives which attempted to break-through the German lines, giving a vivid sense of.. Read more

Pegasus Archive

This is a graphic reassessment of the greatest tank war in history. The research is impressive and the resulting book authoritative. There are maps and tables, together with an excellent photo plate section. Everything to commend this book to any reader with an interest in WWII.... The author has covered the first two stages of the battle for the Eastern Front. By taking the invasion date in 1941 to the great battles of 1942, he has been able to take the initial German superiority in equipment, tactics, support and experience and then examine the Russian fight back. In this he has captured the epic scale of this conflict and fairly reviewed both of the opposing sides. This book will long be the standard against which other books on these subjects are measured.

reviews.firetrench.com

Richard Doherty sets out, in his usual, thorough and very readable style, to examine the role of British Armoured Divisions in the Second World War. Highly recommended for all with an interest in the armoured warfare during WW2 or the impact of individual commanders in battle.

Bulletin - Military Historical Society

A must have for the Sherman enthusiast. The book is an easy read with a tremendous amount of technical data and the photographs are exceptionally presented. The Images of War series of books has become a favourite of the modelling community and this book, M4 Sherman, would be a fine addition to anyone's library. Highly recommended!

Modelers Social Club Forum

An excellent read and a good book for tank enthusiasts.

The Armourer