Autumn Gale / Herbststurm

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Kampfgruppe Chill, schwere Heeres Panzerjager-abteilung 559 and the german recovery in the autumn of 1944

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Autumn Gale / Herbststurm

This book with over 800 pictures and maps, a lot of them never published before, shows a relatively small battle froups. Kampfgruppe Chill, slowed the Allied momentum after the collapse of the German army in Normandy. The story begins with the capture of Antwerp on 4 September 1944 and examines in detail the engagements in northern Belgium, the fighting for Joe’s Bridge, operation Market Garden, Goirle, Woensdrecht, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the tank battle at Wuustwezel, Moerdijk and various other battles in the outh of the Netherladns until the German 15. Armee pulled back north of the rivers in early November. The focus is on Kapfgruppe Chill and schwere Heeres Panzerjäger-Abteilung 559, but the book includes much new information about Kapfgruppe Walther, the various Sturmgeschütz and Fallschirmjäger units and the contribution of the Kriegsmarine.

  • 1. Trial and Error (1936-1943)
  • 2. Getting ready for Battle (January-August 1944)
  • 3. Halt the Advance (Antwerp, 4-7 September 1944)
  • 4. The Bloody Triangle 1 (Beringen to Hechtel, 5-13 September 1944)
  • 5. The Bloody Triangle 2 (Geel, 7-13 September 1944)
  • 6. Joe’s Bridge (Lommel and De Kolonie, 11 – 16 September 1944)
  • 7. The Scots are coming (Ten Aard, 13 – 20 September 1944)
  • 8. Holding up an Army (Valkenswaard and beyond, 17-20 September 1944)
  • 9. Cutting the Corridor (Veghel and Eerde, 21 – 26 September 1944)
  • 10. Fire Brigade (Goirle, 27 September – 10 October 1944)
  • 11. The Polders (Woensdrecht, 24 September – 19 October 1944)
  • 12. Battle along the Border (Wuustwezel, 20 – 23 October 1944)
  • 13. Into the Town of the Dragon (Den Bosch, 24 – 30 October 1944)
  • Relief for the 15.Armee
  • Operation “Guy Fawkes”
  • 14. Endgame (Western Brabant, 24 October – 9 November 1944)
  • 15. Conclusions
  • Appendix 1 Roll of Honour
  • Appendix 2 Tactical Guidelines for Jagdpanther
  • Appendix 3 Structure fighting elements schwere Heeres Panzerjäger-Abt. 559
  • Appendix 4 Structure Kampfgruppe Chill
  • Appendix 5 Casualties 5 September – 9 November 1944
     

de Zwaardvisch Jack Didden,Maarten Swarts 9789080039384 9080039381

Weight2.7 kg
Dimensions4 × 23 × 28.5 cm
Authors

Jack Didden,Maarten Swarts

Condition

Very Good

Language

English

ISBN10

9080039381

ISBN13

9789080039384

Publisher

de Zwaardvisch

PublishDate

2013

Pagecount

546

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