A Fine Night for Tanks

The Road to Falaise
Author: Ken Tout
Publisher: Haynes Publications
ISBN: 9780750931892
Category: Transportation
Page: 236
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Operation 'Totalize I' was arguably the finest feat of Allied armored action in two world wars; at the same time it is arguably the least studied and publicized. On 7 August 1944, the Canadian Army, reinforced with British Army units, sent four armored columns south of Caen to close the Falaise gap. Driving through the night, the British tanks reached their objectives behind German lines and linked up with their Canadian compatriots. In the German counter-attack that followed, the British smashed the elite Tiger-equipped Wittman Troop. Operation 'Totalize I' was a complete success and sealed the fate of the German forces now trapped in the Falaise Pocket. Using eyewitness accounts from tank crews and infantry, Ken Tout reveals how 'Totalize' was the finest feat of Allied armored action.Paperback - 7-3/4" x 5" - 192 pages - 50 b/w

Tank

Heavy Metal at War
Author: Philip Kaplan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 151070261X
Category: History
Page: 240
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From monster to master, discover the history of the tank in this heavily illustrated book. When the first tank weapon appeared on the killing fields of World War I, it was as if ancient superstitions were reborn in the modern industrial world. Soldiers on both sides of the war had never seen such monstrous, rolling machines that could withstand the bullets hurled at them. While the tank may have lost some of the mystical aura it first carried onto the battlefield, it is still one of the most fearsome tools of warfare. Modern tanks have evolved significantly from their ponderous forefathers of the Great War; they now race across the battlefield at forty miles per hour wielding massive main guns and are specifically designed to withstand even the most savage attacks. Explore the history of this great war-machine in Philip Kaplan’s Tank, a lavishly illustrated book that tracks the tank’s development and action over the decades since they first appeared on the Somme in 1916 through the Gulf War of 1991. From the earliest armored chariots to the most high-tech monsters of today, discover what makes these machines the masters of the battlefield. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Normandy

The Real Story
Author: Shelagh Whitaker,Dennis Whitaker
Publisher: Presidio Press
ISBN: 0307538974
Category: History
Page: 384
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“It was the [allied armies’] valor, their endurance, and their ability to adapt that won the battle of Normandy and launched the liberation of Western Europe.” —from Normandy: The Real Story For decades, it’s been the conventional wisdom that “brute force” alone beat the German army at Normandy. Now a definitive new history, coauthored by a highly decorated field commander, proves otherwise. Using archival data, oral histories, and exclusive new interviews, Normandy: The Real Story takes the reader deep into the minds, hearts, and souls of the allied armies to show how—despite the shortcomings of their superiors and the inferiority of their weaponry—they destroyed two well-equipped German armies and won the war. Here is the crucial summer of 1944 as seen by both sides, from the British spy, code-named “Garbo,” who successfully misled the Nazis about the time and place of the D-day landings, to the poor planning for action after the assault that forced the allies to fight for nine weeks “field to field, hedgerow to hedgerow.” Here too are the questionable command decisions of Montgomery, Eisenhower, and Bradley, the insatiable ego of Patton. Yet, fighting in some of the most miserable conditions of the war, the allied soldiers used ingenuity, resilience, and raw courage to drive the enemy from France in what John Keegan describes as “the biggest disaster to hit the German army in the course of the war.” Normandy is an inspiring tribute to the common fighting men of five nations who won the pivotal campaign that lead to peace and freedom. From the Trade Paperback edition.

No Holding Back

Operation Totalize, Normandy, August 1944
Author: Brian A. Reid
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 146175139X
Category: History
Page: 528
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Landmark study of the Canadians' first major operation in Normandy New revelations on the death of German panzer ace Michael Wittmann Handsomely illustrated with maps, photos, and diagrams On August 8, 1944, the Canadian Army launched Operation Totalize, a massive armored and mechanized infantry attack that aimed to break through enemy defenses south of Caen and trap the German Army in Normandy by linking up with Patton's Third Army.

Monty's Men

The British Army and the Liberation of Europe
Author: John Buckley
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300134495
Category: History
Page: 370
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Historian John Buckley offers a radical reappraisal of Great Britain’s fighting forces during World War Two, challenging the common belief that the British Army was no match for the forces of Hitler’s Germany. Following Britain’s military commanders and troops across the battlefields of Europe, from D-Day to VE-Day, from the Normandy beaches to Arnhem and the Rhine, and, ultimately, to the Baltic, Buckley’s provocative history demonstrates that the British Army was more than a match for the vaunted Nazi war machine. This fascinating revisionist study of the campaign to liberate Northern Europe in the war’s final years features a large cast of colorful unknowns and grand historical personages alike, including Field Marshal Sir Bernard Montgomery and the prime minister, Sir Winston Churchill. By integrating detailed military history with personal accounts, it evokes the vivid reality of men at war while putting long-held misconceptions finally to rest.

Sledgehammers

Strengths and Flaws of Tiger Tank Battalions in World War II
Author: Christopher W. Wilbeck
Publisher: Aegis Consulting Group
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 262
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"Although much is available about Tiger tanks' technical details and some of the most famous soldiers and units that employed them, until now, there has been little concerning the organization and tactical use of heavy tank battalions across the theaters in which they were employed. [Wilbeck] provides an in-depth look at heavy tank battalions' organizations and tactics, including the tactical doctrine by which these elite units were supposed to fight and case studies to illustrate how they were actually employed on the battlefield"--Page 4 of cover.

Falaise

The Flawed Victory : the Destruction of Panzergruppe West, August 1944
Author: Anthony Tucker-Jones
Publisher: Pen & Sword
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 246
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"The destruction of the trapped German forces in the Falaise pocket in August 1944 is one of the most famous episodes of the Normandy campaign ... In this perceptive study Anthony Tucker-Jones dispels misconceptions about the battle, describes the combat in graphic detail and reassesses the outcome in the context of the campaign to liberate Europe. Although the Falaise battle is often portrayed as a total Allied triumph, the Panzer divisions caught there were reconstituted rapidly; just four months later they launched the last extraordinary German offensive of the war, the Ardennes. The author takes a broad view tracing the course of the campaign mainly from the German viewpoint"--Dust jacket.

Tank!


Author: Ken Tout
Publisher: Robert Hale
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 208
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Invasionen 1944. Bogen beretter om forberedelser, ikke blot tekniske og forsyningsmæssige forarbejder, men også om de psykiske, samt om en kampvognsbesætnings oplevelser under operationen. Bogen findes tillige på dansk: "Kampvogn i krig".

The Americans at Normandy

The Summer of 1944--The American War from the Normandy Beaches to Falaise
Author: John C. McManus
Publisher: Forge Books
ISBN: 1466845805
Category: History
Page: 496
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In The Americans at D-Day, the first volume of this series, John C. McManus showed us the American experience in Operation Overlord. Now, in this succeeding volume, he does the same for the Battle of Normandy as a whole. Never before has the American involvement in Normandy been examined so thoroughly or exclusively as in The Americans at Normandy. For D-Day was only one part of the battle, and victory came from weeks of sustained effort and sacrifices made by Allied soldiers. Presented here is the American experience during that summer of 1944, from the aftermath of D-Day to the slaughter of the Falaise Gap, from the courageous, famed figures of Bradley, Patton, and Lightnin' Joe Collins to the lesser-known privates who toiled in torturous conditions for their country. What was this battle really like for these men? What drove them to fight against all sense and despite all obstacles? How and why did they triumph? Reminiscent of Cornelius Ryan's The Longest Day, The Americans at Normandy takes readers into the minds of the best American strategists, into the hearts of the infantry, into hell on earth. Engrossing, lightning-quick, and filled with real human sorrow and elation, The Americans at Normandy honors those Americans who lost their lives in foreign fields and those who survived. Here is their story, finally told with the depth, pathos, and historical perspective it deserves. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Price of Command

A Biography of General Guy Simonds
Author: Dominick Graham
Publisher: Stoddart Pub
ISBN: N.A
Category: Generals
Page: 345
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The builder

a journal for the architect & constructor
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Rommels Afrika Korps

von Tobruk bis El Alamein
Author: Pier Paolo Battistelli
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783941557321
Category:
Page: 109
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36 Strategeme für Manager


Author: Harro von Senger
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446450904
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
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Harro von Senger gilt als DER Experte für chinesische Planungskunst - insbesondere für die "36 Strategeme", die er im Westen bekannt gemacht hat. Die 36 Strategeme sind "Techniken der List" in Gestalt von Sprachformeln wie "Das Schaf mit leichter Hand wegführen" oder "Den dürren Baum mit Blüten schmücken". So gut wie jeder Chinese kennt sie und wendet sie an, während ihre Bedeutung hierzulande unterschätzt oder gar ignoriert wird. "In unserem europäischen Kulturkreis müssen wir lernen, listensensibler zu sein und die List nicht von vornherein zu verteufeln, sondern sie als etwas zum Alltag Gehörendes anzuerkennen. ... Im Chinesischen wird übrigens für die Worte List und Weisheit dasselbe Schriftzeichen benutzt." Harro von Senger

Die Berliner Mauer

Ausstellungskatalog der Gedenkstätte Berliner Mauer
Author: Axel Klausmeier
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783861538585
Category:
Page: 320
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Das Ende

Kampf bis in den Untergang - NS-Deutschland 1944/45
Author: Ian Kershaw
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 3641128099
Category: History
Page: 704
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Das apokalyptische Finale des »Dritten Reiches« In der Endphase des Zweiten Weltkriegs glich das Leben in Deutschland einem Albtraum, die Städte lagen in Trümmern, Millionen von Menschen waren tot. Warum kämpften die Deutschen bis zum bitteren Ende weiter? Ian Kershaw schildert die letzten Monate des »Dritten Reichs«, vom Attentat auf Hitler im Juli 1944 bis zur Kapitulation im Mai 1945, und zeichnet dabei meisterhaft das Räderwerk nach, das das nationalsozialistische Herrschaftssystem bis zum Schluss in Gang hielt. Das »Dritte Reich« kämpfte nicht nur bis zum bitteren Ende, bis zur totalen Niederlage, es funktionierte auch bis zum Schluss. Bis die Rote Armee vor den Pforten der Reichskanzlei stand, wurde die öffentliche Ordnung in Deutschland, das täglich ein Stück mehr unter alliierte Besatzung geriet, weitgehend aufrechterhalten. Löhne wurden gezahlt und die Verwaltung arbeitete – wenngleich unter großen Schwierigkeiten – weiter. Aber warum war das so? Zentral bei der Frage nach Antworten, warum das Regime so lange durchhalten konnte, sind die Strukturen von Hitlers Herrschaft und die Mentalitäten, die sie untermauerten.