The battle around Falaise in Normandy during August 1944 saw the destruction of the German Seventh army. This book details the chain of events which led to the German retreat and the ensuing liberation of France during World War II (1939-1945). The British and American breakout battles had released motorised units to wage a more mobile war against the German static defensive tactics. At Falaise, t...
Series: Campaign (Book 149)
Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing; 1st edition (March 20, 2005)
Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.2 x 9.9 inches
Amazon Rank: 429114
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The German defeat at Falaise in August 1944 was one of the worst German defeats of the war, right up there with Stalingrad and Tunisia. Ken Ford delivers a decent account of the battle that took place there and the events leading up to it. Both the A...
units of US Third Army encircled the German Seventh Army, squeezed them into an ever-smaller cauldron of chaos and crushed them against the advancing British Second Army. The results were devastating: those troops able to escape the disaster fled, those who remained were killed or captured and vast quantities of armour and equipment were lost.