Armoured Warfare in the Battle for NormandySeries:
Imprint: Pen and Sword Military
144 Pages, 7.5 x 9.5 in, 200 illustrations
- July 2012
- Out of print. Available in digital formats at the links below.
Anthony Tucker-Jones traces the entire course of the armored campaign through the photographs – the D-Day landings, the first clashes of the opposing tanks and antitank guns, then the Allied operations – Epsom, Charnwood, Goodwood, Cobra - that culminated in the Allied breakthrough and the destruction of the German 5th Panzer Army at Falaise.
The images offer a fascinating inside view of the fighting itself – and of the widespread destruction and horrific casualties that went with it. But they also record the routines of tank warfare, and give a vivid impression of the experience of the tank crews of the day and of the tanks they operated – the German Mk IVs, Panthers, Tigers and self-propelled guns, and the Allied Shermans, Churchills and specialized tanks – Hobart’s Funnies – that confronted each other in the French countryside and towns.