Operation EPSOM, Over the Battlefield
By (author) Ian Daglish
Operation EPSOM, Over the Battlefield by Ian Daglish
Book DescriptionBefore EPSOM in late June 1944 there remained the chance that a German counter-stroke might seriously threaten the bridgehead. After EPSOM, the Allies retained the strategic initiative through to the liberation of France and Belgium.This was a battle in which highly trained but largely inexperienced British 'follow-up' divisions, newly arrived in Normandy, confronted some of the best equipped, best led and battle-hardened formations of the Third Reich. Beginning with a set-piece British assault on the German lines in dense terrain, the battle developed into swirling armoured action on the open slopes of Hills 112 and 113, before the British turned to grimly defending their gains in the face of concentric attacks by two full SS-Panzer Korps. This entirely new study brings together previously unseen evidence to present an important Normandy battle in very great detail. The unfolding action is illustrated using aerial photography of the battlefield and period Army maps.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844155620
(235mm x 170mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Publish Date: 21-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ian Daglish
Operation Epsom - Over the Battlefield, Paperback (June 2015)
Graphic account in words and photographs of the first full scale attempt ot break out from the Allies' Normandy bridgehead. Extensive use of aerial photographs and contemporary maps lend a new dimension to understanding the course of this major battle.
Goodwood - Over the Battlefield, Paperback (May 2014)View all books by Ian Daglish
The first book in a brand new series with the original concept of using aerial photos to describe the action. Superb images of the action both from the air and ground.
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