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Vol.1: June-July 1944


The project of writing a two-volume, richly illustrated study of the German armoured unit, the (Wiener) 2.Panzer-Division, is to be completed. The author, Frédéric Deprun, has devoted more than ten years to studying meticulously this armoured unit’s engagements in the Norman bocage. The first part deals with the unit re-forming in the Arras area while waiting for D-Day then guides the reader through the murderous fighting at Caumont-l’Evanté, Cahagnes, Cheux, then May-sur-Orne in June and July 1944. In the second volume, an account is given of the Panzer unit’s inability to contain the Allied offensive to the south of Saint-Lô at the end of July 1944, then the attack at Mortain up until the moment when the men in the unit with the Trident were encircled in the Chambois-Argen- tan cauldron. The two 350-page volumes illustrated with 800 unpublished photographs and more than 60 maps, guide the reader through the host of eye-witness accounts along the 2.Panzer-Division’s tragic route through the Calvados, until it crossed the River Seine. 

Format21 x 29x7 cm
nombre de pages350
Author(s)Frédéric Deprun


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