Armoured Warfare in Northwest Europe (ePub)
Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives
This latest volume in Anthony Tucker-Jones's series of photographic histories of armoured warfare records in graphic detail the role played by tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and self-propelled artillery during the decisive campaign in northwest Europe in 1944-5. In a sequence of over 200 archive photographs he shows how American, British and Canadian and Polish armoured divisions spearheaded the assault on the Third Reich, and how the Wehrmacht mounted a desperate armoured defence.
Tanks were required to operate in the dust of Normandy, the mud and waters of the Scheldt and Rhine rivers and the snows of the Ardennes and the forests of Germany. A succession of crucial armoured engagements was fought – during the D-Day landings, Operation Goodwood and the struggle for the Bourguébus ridge, the Falaise pocket, the Seine crossing, Arnhem, the German attack in the Ardennes, the Rhine crossing, in the Reichswald and during the rearguard actions and the last-ditch tank battles fought by the panzers in the Ruhr before the German surrender.
Another good value for money photo reference in the 'Images of War' series and ideal if you are interested in the Normandy campaign.Military Modelling Magazine
Complementing the images is a detailed narrative text placing the pictures in full historical context...A treasure trove of visual military history, Images of War: Armoured Warfare in Northwest Europe 1944-1945 is an excellent addition to reference and college library collections.Midwest Book Reviews
High-level overview of notable operations during the time period covered.Classic Military Vehicle
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…By Anthony Tucker-Jones
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