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door Jamie Prenatt
Omschrijving - The Polish army during the Blitzkrieg conjures up tragic images of infantry and dashing, but ineffective and ultimately doomed cavalry charges. In actuality the Poles, in the midst of a large-scale re-armament programme, had up to 600 armoured vehicles available at the time of the German attack, as well as a number of newer and better designs in various stages of development.
Facing the inventors of the 'Lightning War', who attacked in great numbers, on multiple fronts and with total mastery of the air, the Polish armoured formations were up against it.
But outdated equipment, doctrine and enormous odds did not stop these units from fighting with bravery and determination before being finally overwhelmed.
This volume is a complete technical study of the machines that formed the backbone of Poland's defences on the ground, using never-before-seen photographs and a comprehensive design and developmental history that reveal a full picture of Poland's armoured forces in the context of their greatest challenge.
|Uitvoering:||48 blz, 25 x 18.5 x 0.6 cm, paperback|
|Illustraties:||z/w- en kleurenfoto's|
|Uitgever:||Osprey Publishing (GB, 2015)|
|Serie:||New Vanguard (224)|
door Janusz Jarzembowski, David T. Bradley
Omschrijving - Provides a highly-illustrated account of the 1st Polish Armoured 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.
This album contains contributions written by the distinguished military author and Normandy veteran Ken Tout, who was recently awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit by the Republic of Poland for popularising the Polish soldiers of the Second World War. Serving as a young Sherman tank crewman in the Northamptonshire Yeomanry, Ken watched the Poles go in to action on 8 August and witnessed their 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 colour plates featuring divisional armour, uniforms, maps and a centre 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.
This book will appeal to all who have an interest in the Second World War and the Normandy Campaign, and is a fitting tribute to those Polish soldiers who fought so gallantly for Europe's freedom as part of the Allied Liberation Army and played a decisive role in the defeat of German forces in France at the Battle of the Falaise Pocket in August 1944.
|Uitvoering:||184 blz, 29.5 x 21 cm, paperback|
|Illustraties:||250 z/w- en kleurenfoto's|
|Uitgever:||Helion & Company (GB, 2015)|
Armoured Hussars (Volume 2) : Images of the 1st Polish Armoured Division, Normandy, August 1944
Taal: EngelsKopen bij Amazon.nl
door Jirí Frýba
Omschrijving - This comprehensive publication on the development, production and individual versions of the Czech OT-62 armored personnel carrier provides information that has not been processed to a similar extent to date.
The author drew on documents mainly from archival documents of the Military Central Archive in Prague.
In the individual chapters, readers will get acquainted in detail with the development of a new transporter from the preliminary project through the production of prototypes to serial design and its use in CSLA units, where it served not only to transport motorized artillery units, but also to fire support of fighting units.
The individual designs are described in detail, including prototype versions that did not enter series production. Modifications used in the Polish army are also mentioned. The texts are accompanied by a large number of photographs, some of which have not yet been published.
Text in Czech language.
|Uitvoering:||184 blz, 25 x 21 cm, harde kaft|
|Uitgever:||Grada (CZ, 2020)|
Obrnený transportér OT-62 Topas - historie, takticko-technická data, modifikace
Taal: TsjechischKopen bij Amazon.de
door David R. Higgins
Omschrijving - Hitler's lightning invasion of Poland in 1939 marked the beginning of World War II in Europe. This was the period when armoured warfare inscribed itself into global consciousness as the Poles desperately sought to stave off the Blitzkrieg.
At the heart of the fighting on the ground, large numbers of Nazi Germany's PzKpfw II battled against Poland's better-armed but much less numerous 7TP tank. The two types both possessed unique strengths and weaknesses - unlike the 7TP the PzKpfw II was always equipped with radio, which proved critical for command and control purposes in the heat of combat. But the German tank was blighted by thin armour, which could not withstand Polish gunfire at combat ranges.
This fully illustrated, detailed work evaluates the qualities and idiosyncrasies of each tank, giving a stark and arresting crewman's-eye-view of the brutal armoured combat at the height of the invasion of Poland.
Contents: Introduction - Chronology - Design and Development - Technical Specifications - The Combatants - The Strategic Situation - Combat - Statistics and Analysis - Aftermath - Bibliography - Index.
|Uitvoering:||80 blz, 25 x 18.5 x 0.9 cm, paperback|
|Illustraties:||Rijk geïllustreerd met foto's en tekeningen (z/w en kleur)|
|Uitgever:||Osprey Publishing (GB, 2015)|
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Laatste update: 11-05-2021