The Pendulum of Battle

Operation Goodwood - July 1944

Christopher Dunphie

 
Publication date:
March 2004
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
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Overview
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Operation Goodwood, the largest tank battle involving British troops ever to have taken place, has been a perpetual subject of controversy. Was it intended as a breakout from the Normandy Bridgehead, or not? Was it a success or failure? Did it lead to a severe crisis in confidence over Field Marshal Montgomery's leadership?

This book seeks to unearth the true background, reasons, aims and achievement of Goodwood, set in the context of the overall campaign, while bringing the battle to life through personal accounts of some of those involved, both British and German.