Falaise 1944

Death of an army

Falaise 1944 cover

Falaise 1944

Death of an army

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The battle around Falaise in Normandy during August 1944 saw the destruction of the German Seventh army. This book details the chain of events which led to the German retreat and the ensuing liberation of France. The British and American breakout battles had released motorised units to wage a more mobile war against the German static defensive tactics. At Falaise, the armoured units of US Third Army encircled the German Seventh Army, squeezed them into an ever-smaller cauldron of chaos and crushed them against the advancing British Second Army. The results were devastating: those troops able to escape the disaster fled, those who remained were killed or captured and vast quantities of armour and equipment were lost.

Table of Contents

Origins of the battle/Chronology/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Armies/Orders of Battle/Opposing Plans/The Breakout Battles/The Advance/Closing the Gap/Destruction of an Army/Aftermath/The Battlefield Today/Further Reading/Index

Product details

Published 20 Mar 2005
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841766263
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 71 b/w; 10 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 149
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Ken Ford

Illustrator

Howard Gerrard

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