The army that got away. (prelude tot Autumn Gale)

Bas Slaats

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Halftracks en alles wat zich rondom Tilburg heeft afgespeeld.
Namens Jack Didden en Maarten Swarts kreeg ik de vraag of er interesse is in het nieuwe boek van beide heren. Zodoende kun je dat in dit topic doorgeven, zodat je op de "officiële" intekenlijst geplaatst kan worden.

Ter info waarover het boek gaat:

‘The Army that got away. The German 15. Armee in the summer of 1944’

This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the epic struggle against Germany in the West during the summer of 1944. The prevailing story in books and television documentaries always follows the same, incomplete sequence: first we have Operation Overlord (D-Day), next there is the fighting in Normandy, resulting in the breakout, and finally we get Operation Market Garden. But what happened between Normandy and Market Garden is glossed over in a few paragraphs, at best. This period which saw the Allies racing east and the German troops in the West on the brink of collapse found the German 15th Army under General Von Zangen trapped against the Channel coast following the capture of Antwerp on 4 September 1944. Rather surprisingly the history of this army has never been told so far. This is highly ironic because at the time 15. Armee figured prominently in the minds of Allied commanders in the weeks following the breakout from Normandy. They were all too aware of this potential threat to their left flank, but decided to run the risk anyway. Similarly, the German High Command, had only one question: how do we save Von Zangen’s army and stop the Allied avalanche? It seemed an impossible task for soldiers on foot or with horse-drawn transport against a highly mobile opponent. Nevertheless, the army made it out of the pocket largely intact and lived to fight another day. This book tells the day-to-day story of an army whose survival was to have a huge impact on subsequent operations especially, including Market Garden. Readers of our books will know that once again the text is based on primary sources only and that of course the Allied units and their actions are also discussed in great detail. The story of how the army managed to get away, but also how it initially took part in the battle for Normandy, is now told in full for the very first time and a major gap in the story of World War Two is finally addressed.

This book follows the formula of our previous two books, ‘Autumn Gale’ and ‘Kampfgruppe Walther’ and so will again be of interest to modellers and fans of military history alike. It also serves as a kind of prequel to the other two books completing the trilogy. It has 528 pages, over 900 pictures, most of them never published before, and over 100 full-colour maps illustrate the text. There will only be one limited printing run. It will be published at the end of September this year."

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Peter van Dijk

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WW2 in Europa
WW1 Gevleugeld Oorlogstuig
What If, SciFi, Fantasy
Nu bezig met
1:35 FlaK 36
Klinkt als een waardevolle aanwinst, dusss...sign me up !
 

Rob Wernars

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1/16 panzer en 1/32 vliegtuigen modern
Schalen
  1. 1:15
  2. 1:16
Mooi, ik zat er al over na te denken toen ik een mailtje van Panzerwrecks kreeg!
Dus, zet mij maar op de lijst!
 

Frank Langeler

Als ik het niet kan 3D printen dan........
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WOII Duits, Slag om Arnhem
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  1. 1:16
  2. 1:35
Nu bezig met
King Tiger 1/16, Ammo Trailer M10
sluit me aan, dus YES:mooi:
 
Graag 1 exemplaar reserveren voor mij, ben erg benieuwd naar nieuwe bevindingen/foto's. Nog even een stel oude threads :


Arjan
 
Interesses
Normandië, en Pak40/Sig33 op gemotoriseerde onderstellen
Schalen
  1. 1:35
Nu bezig met
Bergepanther
Op panzerwrecks staat ie voor 85 pond, zon beetje 100 euro
 

Paul Boellaard

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Militair materieel vnl. van 1939 tot 1942
Westfeldzug
Schalen
  1. 1:35
Nu bezig met
PzKpfw I Ausf. A, Hotchkiss 35, StuG III Ausf, G, A13 Mk. I, FCM 36
Voor mij ook eentje graag!
 

Henri van Meel

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@Bas,

Als ik het zo lees is er vanuit de Twenot leden een gezonde belangstelling.
Is er misschien bij de auteurs een korting te bedingen bij dusdanige interesse?

Zet mij trouwens ook maar op zeker, want dan is ook mijn reeks compleet!
 
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