Battle of the Odon

Georges Bernage

Date Published :
November 2017
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781473857612
Pages : 288
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6.5 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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The Battle of the Odon evokes the clash between the British Army and the II SS-Panzer Korps, as they attacked across the Odon Valley during Operation "Epsom" in June 1944.

Using contemporary photographs and documents, this book provides day-by-day details of the operation that was just one part of what is commonly referred to as the 'Battle of Normandy'.

About The Author

The historian Georges Bernage is one of France's premier experts on the 1944 Normandy Invasion. He has published over forty books on the subject since 1978.


“This book is a mesh of a straight forward history book and a photo book on Operation Epsom in 1944 outside of Caen… The author is painstaking in his efforts to tell the complete story of this battle. He also does not have an axe to grind, nor does he take any sides. This is history as it was meant to be, purely retelling an important part of our history without embellishment or any skew. The written history is done well enough for any history buff who normally eschews picture books.”

- A Wargamers Needful Things

"This is a beautifully presented and thoroughly researched book which describes the various phases of the offensive from both sides, brought further to life with a considerable number of maps, veterans accounts, and photographs, including images of key areas of the battlefield as they appears today."

- Pegasus Archive

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