Armoured Operations of the Second World War: Volume 1

Armoured Operations of the Second World War: Volume 1

by Juan Garcia, Luis Fresno Crespo, Julio Lopez Caeiro
     
 

This large format book recounts the history of several famous armored engagements of the Second World War.

The engagements covered are: The Soviet Invasion of Poland, from Sedan to Abbeville (France), Montcornet, May 17 1940, Rommel's counterattacks in the desert, Barbarossa 1941, the encirclement of Minsk, The Battle of Krasnograd, Prokorovka, Villers Bocage

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Overview

This large format book recounts the history of several famous armored engagements of the Second World War.

The engagements covered are: The Soviet Invasion of Poland, from Sedan to Abbeville (France), Montcornet, May 17 1940, Rommel's counterattacks in the desert, Barbarossa 1941, the encirclement of Minsk, The Battle of Krasnograd, Prokorovka, Villers Bocage 1944 and Operation Cobra.

The detailed narrative is complimented by dozens of spectacular color profiles and graphics of the armor involved in these battles. There are also over 100 black and white photos.

A unique feature of the book is three double gatefold pages that open out to double width. These are devoted to providing detailed information on the three major tanks involved in these battles, the T-34, The Tiger and The Panther.

REVIEWS

“… superb historical sections, profiles, quality period images, maps, and a well done write-up, it makes for an outstanding book that will appeal to both the historian and the modeler alike. You simply cannot go wrong with this one.”
10/2007 ModelMadness.com

“Specialty Military libraries, especially those with a focus on WWII, need Armoured Operations, It's a survey not to be missed,: color photos, charts and details provide all the depth and detail lacking in more general overviews of WWII Battles, making its specific information perfect for a detailed WWII report.”
The Bookwatch 11/2007

“…an ambitious undertaking … with a wealth of photos and illustrations, maps and specs worthy of every armor modeler's book shelf…. highly recommended and certainly excellent value for your money.”
IPMS# 16, 11/07

“…this book is surprisingly detailed and well written, facts that make this a worthwhile book to have even for the most dedicated armor aficionado. For the modeler, the color profile illustrations will provide plenty of inspiration, in addition to the great stories told in the text. All told, this is a great addition to any armor bookshelf.”
Internet Modeler November 2007

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Editorial Reviews

The Bookwatch
Specialty Military libraries, especially those with a focus on WWII, need Armoured Operations, It's a survey not to be missed,: color photos, charts and details provide all the depth and detail lacking in more general overviews of WWII Battles, making its specific information perfect for a detailed WWII report.
—J. Cox
Internet Modeler
. . . this book is surprisingly detailed and well written, facts that make this a worthwhile book to have even for the most dedicated armor aficionado. For the modeler, the color profile illustrations will provide plenty of inspiration, in addition to the great stories told in the text. All told, this is a great addition to any armor bookshelf.

IPMS
an ambitious undertaking . . . with a wealth of photos and illustrations, maps and specs worthy of every armor modeler's book shelf . . . . highly recommended and certainly excellent value for your money.
—H Belkin

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788496016729
Publisher:
AF Editions
Publication date:
10/18/2007
Series:
Afv Collection
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.44(w) x 12.04(h) x 0.77(d)

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