Armoured Warfare and the Fall of FranceSeries:
Imprint: Pen and Sword Military
160 Pages, 7.5 x 9.5 in, 200 illustrations
- April 2014
- Out of print. Available in digital formats at the links below.
The desperate attempts of the allied armies to stem the Nazi tide proved futile and, once their reserves had been exhausted and the remaining forces cut off, Paris lay open. By early June, it was all over - trapped British, Belgian and French troops were forced to evacuate Dunkirk, Calais and Boulogne and the defeated French army agreed to an armistice leaving the country divided in two.
This dramatic story is shown in a sequence of over 150 historic photographs that Anthony Tucker-Jones has selected for this memorable book. The images he has chosen cover every aspect of this extraordinary campaign, but his main focus is on the vital role played by the armored fighting vehicles of both sides. The book is a graphic record of the destruction wrought by the Wehrmacht’s lightning offensive through the Low Countries and France.
"if you're seeking a illustrated précis of its role in France's ignominious 1940 defeat, Pen & Sword's graphic record nicely fits the bill." ~Cybermodeler