Book review: Falaise: The Flawed Victory

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08 August 2019
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The prolific Mr Tucker-Jones is back with an assessment of the Normandy campaign leading to the destruction of German armies in the Falaise Pocket.

Author: Anthony Tucker-Jones

Reviewed by: Duncan Evans

 

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The prolific Mr Tucker-Jones is back with an assessment of the Normandy campaign leading to the destruction of German armies in the Falaise Pocket. Indeed, with a subtitle of The Flawed Victory and a quote on the back berating the Allies for not slaughtering every German there, you might think that this was another misguided attempt to snatch defeat from what was an overwhelming victory. Actually, it’s a well-researched and written account of the fighting which fully illustrates that not only did the Germans lose over 200,000 men but virtually all their armour as well. Falaise was a catastrophe for Germany, even if 60,000 men managed to escape.

 

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• ISBN 978-1-5267-3852-3

 

248 pages • Paperback • £15.99

 

 

As reviewed in The Armourer August 2019

 

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