Facebook X YouTube Instagram Pinterest NetGalley
Google Books previews are unavailable because you have chosen to turn off third party cookies for enhanced content. Visit our cookies page to review your cookie settings.

Villers Bocage Through The Lens (Hardback)

Military > After the Battle > After the Battle: Photographic Military > After the Battle > After the Battle: WWI Military > Tanks Photographic Books WWII > German Forces & Weaponry WWII > Photographic Books

By Daniel Taylor
Imprint: After the Battle
Pages: 88
Illustrations: 150
ISBN: 9781870067072
Published: 11th May 2022



You'll be £20.00 closer to your next £10.00 credit when you purchase Villers Bocage Through The Lens. What's this?
+£4.99 UK Delivery or free UK delivery if order is over £40
(click here for international delivery rates)

Order within the next 2 hours, 52 minutes to get your order processed the next working day!

Need a currency converter? Check XE.com for live rates

Villers-Bocage has, for years, been the battle that confirmed the reputation of Germany’s greatest tank ace, Michael Wittmann. In this book the battle is analysed in depth for the first time through detailed examination of the images taken by war photographers after the town was captured by German forces. The claims made of the battle are re-appraised, and the arguments set out in dozens of published acccounts have been compared with primary evidence never utilised before, and evaluated anew. Perhaps the two most striking ­revelations come from German sources. First, ­graphically, by the study of the 100 ­photographs taken by the Germans the day after the battle. Secondly, from Wittmann’s own account which refutes many of the claims of ­historians attempting to glamorise the action.

Highly recommended for beginner to advanced builders.


The images are all clear and well captioned, and support the narrative, which is precise and flows well.

Read full review here


Great package that can be translated into a great tabletop scenario. Better yet, the aerial photos can be used as a reference for terrain surrounding the village.

Read full review here

The Historical Miniatures Gaming Society

Most of the photos show destroyed British tanks, so might be of use to British armour modellers but perhaps more so to diorama builders.


"...will be of great interest to modelers and military historians alike."

AMPS Indianapolis
More titles by Daniel Taylor

Customers who bought this title also bought...

Other titles in After the Battle...