Combat History of Sturmpanzer-Abteilung 217 by Haasler and Vosters.
Combat History of Sturmpanzer-Abteilung 217 tells the story of the only Sturmpanzer IV equipped unit to see action on the western front. Formed in May 1944, Stu.Pz.Abt.217 fought in Normandy, Belgium, Aachen and the Ardennes Offensive before finally perishing in Ruhr pocket in April 1945.
Researched over more than twenty years using hundreds of German and American records; authors Timm Haasler and Simon Vosters, part of the Duel in the Mist team, have meticulously retraced the steps of the battalion to offer the reader the most comprehensive coverage to date.
This 284-page book is illustrated with 183-large-format photographs, ten maps and seven specially commissioned diptych artworks by Felipe Rodna, including interior views of the Ausf.IV version. QR-codes feature on a number of pages; simply point your smartphone camera at them to see the scene today in Google Maps or Street View.
01 Activation of Sturmpanzer-Abteilung 217
02 Sturmpanzer-Abteilung 217 in Normandy
03 Withdrawal from Normandy and engagements in the Aachen area
04 Rest and Refitting
05 Between Aachen and the Ardennes
06 The Ardennes Offensive
07 Last traces
08 The Sturmpanzer IV