Michael Wittmann and the Waffen SS Tiger Commanders of the Leibstandarte in World War II, Volumen2

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Stackpole Books, 2006 - 382 páginas
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  • Accounts of what it was like to command a tank in combat
  • Contains maps, official documents, newspaper clippings, and orders of battle

Volume Two follows Michael Wittmann and his unit into Normandy to defend against the Allied invasion. A week after D-Day, Wittmann achieved his greatest success. On June 13, 1944, near Villers Bocage, the panzer ace and his crew attacked a British armored unit, single-handedly destroying more than a dozen tanks and preventing an enemy breakthrough. The exploit made Wittmann a national hero in Germany and a legend in the annals of war. He was killed two months later while attempting to repulse an Allied assault, but the book continues beyond his death until the Leibstandarte's surrender.

 

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The Allied Landing in Normandy
The Battle of Villers
Fighting on the VillersBocageCaen Road
Operation Epsom 2628 June 1944
The Fourth Battle of Caen 410 July 1944
The English Move South 1820 July
Battles Northeast of Falaise 916 August 1944
The End of the Normandy Campaign
Reorganization of the 101st SS Panzer Battalion 28 September
The Ardennes Offensive 16 December 194424 January 1945
The Defensive Battle in Hungary and Austria
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Patrick Agte has written a biography of another renowned tank commander, Jochen Peiper (0-921991-46-0).

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