Michael Wittmann & the Waffen SS Tiger Commanders of the Leibstandarte in WWII

Patrick Agte

Accounts of what it was like to command a tank in combat, containing maps, official documents, newspaper clippings, and orders of battle.
Publication date:
October 2021
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Illustration :
322
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Paperback
ISBN : 9780811739337

Dimensions : 152 X 229 mm
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£18.95

Overview
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• Contains maps, official documents, newspaper clippings, and orders of battle

German Panzer ace Michael Wittmann was by far the most famous tank commander on any side in World War II, destroying 138 enemy tanks and 132 anti-tank guns with his Tiger. In this continuation of his story, Volume Two follows Wittmann and his unit into Normandy to defend against the Allied invasion and provides maps, official documents, newspaper clippings, and orders of battle. A week after D-Day, Wittmann achieved his greatest success. On June 13, 1944, near Villers Bocage, the panzer ace and his crew attacked a British armored unit, single-handedly destroying more than a dozen tanks and preventing an enemy breakthrough. The exploit made Wittmann a national hero in Germany and a legend in the annals of war. He was killed two months later while attempting to repulse an Allied assault, but the book continues beyond his death until the Leibstandarte's surrender.