Falaise, 1944 : Death of an Army Paperback
by Ken Ford
Illustrated by Peter Dennis
Part of the Campaign series
The battle around Falaise in Normandy during August 1944 saw the destruction of the German Seventh army; this title details the chain of events which led to the German retreat and the ensuing liberation of France.
The British and American breakout battles had released motorised units to wage a more mobile war against the German static defensive tactics, and at Falaise, the armoured units of US Third Army encircled the German Seventh Army and squeezed them into an ever-smaller cauldron of chaos, crushed against the advancing British Second Army.
The results were devastating: those troops able to escape the disaster fled, whilst those who remained were killed or captured and vast quantities of armour and equipment were lost.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 96 pages, 75ill.11col.ill.
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 20/03/2005
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9781841766263
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Review by Luftwaffe_Flak
Good overview of the pocket and the battles leading up to it. Answered a lot of questions I had about the pocket from a strategic standpoint as my interest in it has grown. Nice strategic view but left me wanting to find a book that covers more of the various things experienced by men on the ground. Something that I consider invaluable in this series is the last chapter in each book titled 'The Battlefield Today' this is an excellent resource for those traveling and for me personally as I plan my 3 month backpacking trip of Europe's battlefields.