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Michael Wittmann & the Waffen SS Tiger Commanders of the Leibstandarte i

  • ISBN-13: 9780811733342
  • Publisher: STACKPOLE BOOKS N
    Imprint: STACKPOLE BOOKS
  • Author: Agte, Patrick
  • Price: AUD $42.99
  • Stock: 1 in stock
  • Availability: Order will be despatched as soon as possible.
  • Local release date: 07/07/2006
  • Format: Paperback (229.00mm X 152.00mm) 432 pages Weight: 720g
  • Categories: Biography: historical, political & military [BGH]True war & combat stories [BTM]c 1939 to c 1945 (including WW2) [3JJH]
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Barely two months after leaving the Eastern Front, Michael Wittmann and the Leibstandarte found themselves in Normandy facing the Allied invasion in June 1944. A week after D-Day, Wittmann achieved his greatest success, single-handedly destroying more than a dozen British tanks and preventing an enemy breakthrough near Villers Bocage. He was killed several months later while leading a Tiger battalion against an Allied assault. The Leibstandarte went on to fight at the Battle of the Bulge and in Hungary and Austria before surrendering in May 1945.
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