British Armour in the Normandy Campaign
By (author) John Buckley
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British Armour in the Normandy Campaign by John Buckley
Book DescriptionThe popular perception of the performance of British armour in the Normandy campaign of 1944 is one of failure and frustration. Despite overwhelming superiority in numbers, Montgomery's repeated efforts to employ his armour in an offensive manner ended in a disappointing stalemate. Explanation of these and other humiliating failures has centred predominantly on the shortcomings of the tanks employed by British formations. This new study by John Buckley challenges the standard view of Normandy as a failure for British armour by analysing the reality and level of the supposed failure and the causes behind it.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780714653235
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Frank Cass Publishers
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Normandy Campaign 1944, Paperback (June 2007)» View all books by John Buckley
With essays on key aspects of the Normandy campaign from leading names in military history, this book re-examines crucial issues and debates of D-Day and the Normandy campaign. It tackles a range of core topics, placing them in their historiographical context, to present revisionist interpretations of key issues.
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Author Biography - John Buckley
John Buckley is Senior Lecturer in War Studies and History at the University of Wolverhampton. He is the author of The RAF and Trade Defence 1919-1945: Constant Endeavour (1995) and Air Power in the Age of Total War (1998).
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