Armoured Warfare from the Riviera to the Rhine 1944 - 1945 (Images of War)

Armoured Warfare from the Riviera to the Rhine 1944 - 1945 (Images of War)

whereas the Allied armies have been deadlocked with the Germans in Normandy after D-Day or even as they broke out and commenced their lengthy improve, one other crusade was once being fought opposed to the Germans in southern France – and it really is this crusade, that is usually ignored in money owed of the liberation of Europe, that's the topic of Anthony Tucker-Jones’s most up-to-date photographic historical past.

In a chain of over a hundred and fifty wartime photos he tells the tale, from the amphibious invasion of the French Riviera – Operation Dragoon – to the conflict at Montelimar, the forcing of the Belfort hole, the destruction of German resistance within the Colmar pocket and the access of Allied forces into southern Germany.

His concise narrative supplies a photo evaluation of every section of the operations, and the choice of photos indicates the yank, French and German forces in motion. The mechanized and armored devices and their gear are a specific characteristic of the booklet. the pictures are a necessary visible list of the tanks, weapons, jeeps and vans – the main up to date army autos and weaponry of the time – as they moved alongside the roads and during the cities and nation-state of southern France.

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