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Villers Bocage, through the lens

Villers-Bocage has, for years, been the battle that confirmed the reputation of Germany's greatest tank ace, Michael Wittmann. This book analyses the battle in depth through detailed examination of the contemporary photographs, re-appraisal of every facet of the written records, and hours of interviews with the veterans who were there. Perhaps the two most striking revelations come from Wittmann's own account of the battle made hours after its conclusion in which many of the claims of historians attempting to glamourise the action are actually refuted by Wittmann himself.

The battle of Villers-Bocage came only one week after D-Day and a vital phase in the Allied build-up. The thrust by the 7th Armoured Division, the famous 'Desert Rats'. was hoped to be a dashing and audacious move to outmanoeuvre the cream of German panzer forces lined up before Caen - a D-Day objective. Its failure at Villers-Bocage has led to criticism of British generalship, the commanders in the field, and the willingness of the fighting men to continue their sacrifices into a fifth, bloody year of war.

Please ask for a copy signed and personalised by the author.

SIZE 8½"x12"
88 PAGES
150 ILLUSTRATIONS
ISBN 1 870067 07 X



Price: £17.95
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