Book review: German Armor in Normandy

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16 January 2019
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Although it’s titled in reference to German armour, this is also the story of the battle for Normandy, after Overlord had landed over 350,000 troops on the beaches.

Author: YVES BUFFETAUT

Reviewed by: Duncan Evans

 

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Although it’s titled in reference to German armour, this is also the story of the battle for Normandy, after Overlord had landed over 350,000 troops on the beaches. It starts with looking at the composition of German armoured divisions, many of them from the Waffen-SS, hiow they evolved and who was in charge. Interspersed throughout the book are In Profile slots where individual armoured pieces are shown in detailed, coloured illustrations. Then, it’s on to the battles as Montgomery pitched British and Canadian divisions against the might of the Panzers. With excellent quality paper it makes all the period photos stand out and the whole production standard is very good. It’s a nice look at the German armour involved and a great introduction to the Normandy campaign.

 

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• Casemate Illustrated

• 130 pages • Softback • £19.99

 

As reviewed in The Armourer January 2019

 

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