Panzers in Normandy

General Hans Eberbach and the German Defense of France, 1944

Samuel W. Mitcham Jr.

In July 1944, after fighting in Poland, the invasion of France, and Russia and then serving as Heinz Guderian's troubleshooter, General of Panzer Troops Heinrich "Hans” Eberbach took command of Panzer Group West near the vital city of Caen in Normandy.
Publication date:
April 2009
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Series :
Stackpole Military History Series
Illustration :
61
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9780811735537

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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£12.95

Overview
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In July 1944, after fighting in Poland, the invasion of France, and Russia and then serving as Heinz Guderian's troubleshooter, General of Panzer Troops Heinrich "Hans” Eberbach took command of Panzer Group West near the vital city of Caen in Normandy. During the next two months, Eberbach led German tank units in an ultimately vain attempt to stop the Allied breakthrough into France's interior. One of Germany's best panzer commanders, even Eberbach could not overcome supply shortages, flagging morale, and murderous Allied fighter-bombers. The British captured him at the end of August.