American Knights : The Untold Story of the Men of the Legendary 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion Paperback
Part of the General Military series
As the war began to swing in favour of the Allies, it became clear that no final defeat of the Third Reich would be possible until the armoured monsters of the Panzerwaffe were defeated.
But who would, or even could, take on the mighty Tigers and Panthers, just a handful of which could stop entire formations in their tracks?
The answer lay with the formation of a new type of unit, the Tank Destroyer Battalion.
This is the story of the men and machines that made up the very first Tank Destroyer Battalion, the 601st, from their unique training and formation, to the final, desperate battles in the heart of Nazi Germany.
Packed with rare material, letters, diaries and previously unpublished photographs, and now available in paperback, this is an intense and intimate chronicle of the men who fought the Panzers in an astonishing 10 campaigns and 546 days of lethal combat.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 448 pages, 24pp plate section in colour and black and white.
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 31/05/2018
- Category: Humamities
- ISBN: 9781472824875
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