Operation Cobra 1944 Breakout from Normandy
by Steven J Zaloga
illustrated by Tony Bryan
S u m m a r y
||Published by Osprey
||Text, maps, photos
||Great detail on this
aspect of fighting in NW Europe; detailed maps; photos.
Reviewed by John Prigent
Wow, this is what weíve been waiting for! Here Steve Zaloga gives us
chapter and verse on Cobra and the breakout, including the German
counter-offensive toward Mortain.
Iím not going to go into chapter and verse on this one, sufficient to say
that Steve gives us detail about the US Armyís fighting from Normandy into
Brittany and the pursuit to Paris. Plenty of photographs showing US and
German tanks, vehicles and artillery, in many cases showing their
markings, and excellent battle maps and birds-eye views. These are the
first maps Iíve seen to show my own familyís home town in Normandy, so of
course I love them.
But aside from that, I canít recommend this one too highly to armour
modellers as well as to students of the US breakout from the Normandy
bridgehead in July and August 1944. Get it!
Review Copyright © 2001 by John
Page Created 23 August, 2001
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