German Tanks in Normandy 1944

The Panzer, Sturmgeschütz and Panzerjäger forces that faced the D-Day invasion

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German Tanks in Normandy 1944

The Panzer, Sturmgeschütz and Panzerjäger forces that faced the D-Day invasion

Description

A new study of the German Panzer forces that stood between the Allies' D-Day beachhead and victory in World War II how they compared, how they were organized, and how they fought.

The German tank forces in Normandy in June–August 1944 had the advantage of fighting on the defensive side, as well as comprising of some of the most powerful and advanced tanks used by any side in the war. Yet success in tank warfare depends on many things beyond technological superiority. This book describes the types of tanks, tank destroyers and assault guns used by the Panzer units in Normandy, how they fought on the Normandy battlefield, and why they were overwhelmed by the advancing Allies. It discusses the organization and equipment of the units, providing thumbnail sketches of basic organization and doctrine as well as statistical data on the types and categories of AFVs in German service.

Table of Contents

THE TANKS, DOCTRINE, AND ORGANIZATION
Organization
Panzer operational doctrine
Small-unit Panzer tactics
TECHNICAL FACTORS
THE CAMPAIGN
BATTLE ANALYSIS
FURTHER READING
INDEX

Product details

Published Aug 19 2021
Format Ebook (Epub)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781472843210
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations Illustrated throughout with 40 photos and 8pp of colour illustrations
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 298
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

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Steven J. Zaloga

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from U…

Illustrator

Felipe Rodríguez

Felipe Rodríguez Náñez (aka Felipe Rodna) was born…

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