ARMOURED HUSSARS VOLUME 2: Images of the 1st Polish Armoured Division, Normandy, August 1944
Highly-illustrated account of the 1st Polish Armored Division's baptism of fire in Normandy in August 1944, from Operations Totalise and Tractable to the victory at Falaise, culminating at the climactic battle on Mont Ormel - the site of this triumph was justly named 'A Polish Battlefield' by the Canadians.
Author and Normandy veteran Ken Tout served as a young Sherman tank crewman in the Northamptonshire Yeomanry during WWII and witnessed the Poles' savage baptism of fire.
The album features many dramatic photographs and documents, numbering over 250, from the renowned Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum (PISM) as well as from the author's collection. It is also supplemented by eight pages of color plates featuring divisional armor, uniforms, maps and a center page-spread of a close-quarter action on Mont Ormel, based on the memoirs of a regimental commander. Illustrated by the renowned military artist, Peter Dennis, this depiction also features on the front cover.
NEW-pb, available late February 2017 ......$60.00
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Updated as of 9/21/2023ABBREVIATIONS: dj-dust jacket, biblio-bibliography, b/w-black and white, illust-illustrations, b/c-book club addition.
rct - recent arrival or pending publication, spc - OMM Special Price