Tiger de la 503: s.Pz.Abt.503
A long-awaited book in the Panzer Normandy 44 series! After more than 15 years of intensive research, and thanks to numerous veterans of the schwere Panzer-Abteilung 503, author Max Stein gathered the definitive documentation on this Tiger tank unit in Normandy during the summer of 1944. Among others, the testimonies of Walter Scherf (interim battalion commander and Kompaniechef of the 3. Kompanie), Richard von Rosen and Gotthold Wunderlich, the last veteran of this unit (99 years old!), bring new details to the history of this prestigious Panzer unit. Thrilling accounts and photographic contributions from Stephan Cazenave are also included. You will relive the victorious engagement of Leutnant von Rosen at Colombelles, the hell of Manneville and the counter-attacks of the 1. and 3. Kompanie, the latter being the first unit equipped with the Tiger II.
At the beginning of August 1944, the 1.Kompanie was engaged in an unsuitable environment further west. Did it manage to retreat to the Seine? You will discover why the 2. Kompanie was almost non-existent. Will the Tiger II equipped 3. Kompanie manage to join the battalion in Normandy? What will be the fate of the last Tiger IIs in the Vexin Normand? The rich collection of more than 400 photographs, maps and documents, supports a vibrant and precise text. Limited edition
Please note that this book is written in French
Author: Max Stein
Photos & docs: 400+
Physical: Hardcover, 305x216mm, portrait