2.Panzerdivision Tome 3

Falaise et repli 13 août-septembre 1944

Frédéric Deprun

L'ultime acte de l'engagement de la 2. Panzer-Division au coeur de la bataille de Normandie commence le 13 août 1944 dans le Tome III de la série de trois ouvrages sur l'unité blindée allemande. Le transfert entre Alençon et Argentan inscrit l'unité dans un épuisement de ses forces combattantes au cours d'une semaine de repli dramatique.
Date Published :
October 2021
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9782840485773
Pages : 280
Dimensions : 11.7 X 8.3 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order



Volume III of 2. Panzerdivision is an account of the final engagements of the division at the heart of the Battle of Normandy in World War II beginning August 13, 1944

The withdrawal of the division and attendant fighting between Alençon and Argentan left it in a depleted state. After the collapse of any illusion there might be a forceful counterattack, its commander, von Lüttwitz had to deploy all available resources to avoid the encirclement and annihilation of his Panzer Division in the Falaise-Argentan Pocket. Having suffered heavy losses at the Dives nevertheless the 2nd Panzer Division managed to escape from the Kessel to cross the Seine at the end of August 1944. A slow withdrawal to the German border then ensued as the division sought to restore some semblance of its former power.

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