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German Tanks in Normandy 1944 - The Panzer, Sturmgeschutz Panzerjager forces that faced D Day

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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.

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

About the author










Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has worked as an analyst in the aerospace industry for over three decades, covering missile systems and the international arms trade, and has served with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think tank. He is the author of numerous books on military technology and military history, with an accent on the US Army in World War II as well as Russia and the former Soviet Union. He currently lives in Maryland.

Felipe Rodríguez Náñez (aka Felipe Rodna) was born in 1976, and lives with his wife and two sons in Salamanca, Spain, where he works as an architect and computer graphics artist. He combines his experience in CG art and his passion for modelling in his illustrations, where he looks for a good balance between technical detail and craft.

Summary

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.

Foreword

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.

Product details

Authors Steven J Zaloga, Steven J. Zaloga, Steven J. (Author) Zaloga
Assisted by Felipe Rodriguez (Illustration), Felipe Rodríguez (Illustration)
Publisher Osprey Publishers
 
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 31.08.2021
 
EAN 9781472843203
ISBN 978-1-4728-4320-3
No. of pages 48
Series New Vanguard
Subjects Humanities, art, music > History > 20th century (up to 1945)
Non-fiction book > History > Miscellaneous

HISTORY / Military / World War II, HISTORY / Military / Vehicles, Modern Period, C 1500 Onwards, Tanks & military land vehicles

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