British Armour in the Normandy Campaign 1944 / Edition 1

British Armour in the Normandy Campaign 1944 / Edition 1

by John Buckley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0714653233

ISBN-13: 9780714653235

Pub. Date: 10/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The popular perception of the performance of British armour in the Normandy campaign of 1944 is one of failure and frustration. Despite overwhelming superiority in numbers, Montgomery's repeated efforts to employ his armour in an offensive manner ended in a disappointing stalemate. Explanation of these and other humiliating failures has centred predominantly on the…  See more details below

Overview

The popular perception of the performance of British armour in the Normandy campaign of 1944 is one of failure and frustration. Despite overwhelming superiority in numbers, Montgomery's repeated efforts to employ his armour in an offensive manner ended in a disappointing stalemate. Explanation of these and other humiliating failures has centred predominantly on the shortcomings of the tanks employed by British formations. This new study by
John Buckley challenges the standard view of Normandy as a failure for British armour by analysing the reality and level of the supposed failure and the causes behind it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714653235
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/2004
Series:
Military History and Policy Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Fighting the campaign11
3Operational technique45
4Fighting the battle70
5The tank gap105
6Design and planning135
7Production and supply160
8Morale and motivation178
9Conclusion209

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