Panzer IV vs Char B1 bis

France 1940

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Panzer IV vs Char B1 bis

France 1940

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The Battle of France in 1940 involved the first large-scale tank-against-tank battles in history. The massive clashes at Stonne, Hannant, and Gembloux involved hundreds of tanks on both sides, yet have faded from memory due to the enormity of the French defeat. This book examines two of the premier opposing tanks of the Wehrmacht and the French Army, the German PzKpfw IV and the French Char B1 bis. With a complete history of the design, development, and deployment of these armored fighting vehicles, the story of these great battles is brought to life in a highly illustrated format.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Chronology · Strategic Situation · Technical specifications · The combatants · Combat · Statistics and analysis · Aftermath · Bibliography

Product details

Published Jan 18 2011
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781849083782
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 55 b/w; 14 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Duel
Short code DUE 33
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Steven J. Zaloga

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

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Richard Chasemore

Richard Chasemore completed a four-year course in…

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