American Knights: The Untold Story of the Men of the by Victor Failmezger

By Victor Failmezger

An unmissable white-knuckle trip from the Kasserine move to Anzio, Operation Dragoon to the ultimate assaults at the 3rd Reich, this is often the gripping tale of the lads and machines that took on Nazi Germany's top. This e-book not just finds the technical info and origins of the 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion, it areas the reader at the entrance strains of the eu struggle.

As the battle 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 could, or maybe may, tackle the potent Tigers and Panthers, only a handful of whom may well cease whole formations of their tracks? the reply lay with the formation of a brand new kind of unit, the Tank Destroyer Batallion. this can be the tale of the lads and machines who made up the first actual Tank Destroyer Batallion, the 601st, from their specified education and formation, to the ultimate, determined battles within the center of Nazi Germany. filled with infrequent fabric, letters, diaries and unpupublished images, this can be an excessive and intimate chronicle of the lads who fought the Panzers in an awesome 10 campaigns and 546 days of deadly strive against. Re-live the buzz and terror of combating the easiest the Wehrmacht and SS needed to supply, in each significant crusade within the West.

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