2. Panzerdivision En Normandie

Volume 1 - Formation et Combats, Juin-Juillet 1944

Frédéric Deprun

The involvement of the 2. Panzer-Division in the Norman hedgerow. The first part covers the reformation of the unit while awaiting the landing and on the deadly combats of June and July 1944. 800 unpublished photographs, more than 60 maps, multiple testimonies, from Calvados to the crossing of the Seine. Text in French.
Date Published :
December 2020
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9782840484363
Pages : 320
Dimensions : 11.75 X 8.25 inches
Stock Status : In stock



The first of a three-volume, richly illustrated study of the German armored unit. The author Frédéric Deprun, has devoted more than ten years to studying meticulously this armored unit’s engagements in the Norman bocage.

The first part deals with the unit re-forming in the Arras area while waiting for D-Day then guides the reader through the murderous fighting at Caumont-l’Evanté, Cahagnes, Cheux,then May-sur-Orne in June and July 1944. In the second volume, an account is given of the Panzer unit’s inability to contain the Allied offensive to the south of Saint-Lô at the end of July 1944, then the attack at Mortain up until the moment when the men in the unit with the Trident were encircled in the Chambois-Argentancauldron.

The three volumes are illustrated with 800 unpublished photographs and more than 60 maps, guide the reader through the host of eyewitness accounts along the 2.Panzer-Division’s tragic route through the Calvados, until it crossed the River Seine.


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"This is a magnificent publication, rich in prose and photography."


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