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Campaign 88
Operation Cobra 1944 Breakout from Normandy

by Steven J Zaloga
illustrated by Tony Bryan
 

 

S u m m a r y

Publishers Details: Published by Osprey Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1-84176-296-2
Contents: Text, maps, photos
Price: Price unknown
Review Type: Book Review
Advantages: Great detail on this aspect of fighting in NW Europe; detailed maps; photos.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended.

 

Reviewed by John Prigent

 

FirstRead



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!

Highly Recommended.

John Prigent
 


Review Copyright © 2001 by John Prigent
Page Created 23 August, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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