By Yves Buffetaut
Tanks were the beasts of the Second World War, machines designed to destroy anything and anyone in their path. Throughout the summer of 1944, the Allied forces readily employed tanks and armoured vehicles to gain ground in the bloody campaign of Normandy. Heavily armed, they provided a kind of support which no number of infantrymen could offer, battling their way through enemy lines with their guns blazing. From the US 2nd Armoured Division named 'Hell on Wheels' to the British 'Achilles' tank, the encounters they had in battle were explosive.
This volume of the Casemate Illustrated series explores the Normandy invasion from the perspective of the Allied Armoured divisions, looking at how armoured vehicles played a central role in the many battles that took place. It includes over 40 profiles of tanks and armoured vehicles, from the American Sherman and Stuart tanks to the bulldozers and amphibious vehicles designed for the beach. With detailed diagrams and many photos illustrating the composition of the Allied armoured divisions and tank regiments present at Normandy, this volume explains the crucial part played by tanks in gaining a foothold in Normandy after the D-Day landings, as well as the significance of many other types of armoured vehicles.
managed to get a few little bits and pieces to help with AFV models that I am making, have only skimmed through but looks to be very helpful.
Very informative better if hardback