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Panzer IV vs Char B1 bis : France 1940 - Steven J.;Chasemore,Richard Zaloga

Panzer IV vs Char B1 bis

France 1940

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Published: 18th January 2011
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The Battle of France in 1940 involved the first large-scale tank-against-tank battles in history. The massive clashes at Stonne, Hannant, and Gembloux involved hundreds of tanks on both sides, yet have faded from memory due to the enormity of the French defeat. This book examines two of the premier opposing tanks of the Wehrmacht and the French Army, the German PzKpfw IV and the French Char B1 bis. With a complete history of the design, development, and deployment of these armored fighting vehicles, the story of these great battles is brought to life in a highly illustrated format.

..". why were the Germans able to destroy the French Armies in such a short period of time [during WWII]? From the tank vs. tank perspective, this book reveals all. I found it easy to read, easy to understand, and very enlightening. I recommend it highly to anyone interested in this aspect of military history." --Andrew Birkbeck, IPMS/USA

"I am delighted that an authority like Mr. Zaloga has created this comparison of the Char B1 bis and the PzKpfw IV. While the book is extremely detailed, it remains gripping and easy to read." --Frederick Boucher, Armorama

Introduction . Chronology . Strategic Situation . Technical specifications . The combatants . Combat . Statistics and analysis . Aftermath . Bibliography

ISBN: 9781849083782
ISBN-10: 1849083789
Series: Duel
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 80
Published: 18th January 2011
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 18.4  x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1