By Victor Failmezger
An unmissable white-knuckle trip from the Kasserine go to Anzio, Operation Dragoon to the ultimate assaults at the 3rd Reich, this is often the gripping tale of the boys and machines that took on Nazi Germany's most sensible. This ebook not just unearths the technical information and origins of the 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion, it locations the reader at the entrance strains of the eu warfare.
As the warfare swung within the desire of the Allies, it grew to become transparent that no ultimate defeat of the 3rd Reich will be attainable until eventually the armored monsters of the Panzerwaffe have been defeated. yet who might, or perhaps may possibly, tackle the strong Tigers and Panthers, only a handful of whom might cease whole formations of their tracks? the reply lay with the formation of a brand new form of unit, the Tank Destroyer Batallion. this is often the tale of the lads and machines who made up the first actual Tank Destroyer Batallion, the 601st, from their exact education and formation, to the ultimate, determined battles within the middle of Nazi Germany. full of infrequent fabric, letters, diaries and unpupublished photos, this can be an extreme and intimate chronicle of the lads who fought the Panzers in an amazing 10 campaigns and 546 days of deadly wrestle. Re-live the buzz and terror of scuffling with the easiest the Wehrmacht and SS needed to provide, in each significant crusade within the West.
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American Knights: The Untold Story of the Men of the Legendary 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion by Victor Failmezger