Vercors 1944

Paperback $21.95

Dec 18, 2012 | 96 Pages

Ebook $15.95

Dec 18, 2012 | 96 Pages

  • Paperback $21.95

    Dec 18, 2012 | 96 Pages

  • Ebook $15.95

    Dec 18, 2012 | 96 Pages


“…follows the fighting between Germans and French Resistance forces during World War II, and provides close inspection of the military events that took place during this nearly-forgotten engagement. It was a powerful struggle set against the backdrop of France’s southern mountains, and is here documented through source materials, vintage photos, and discussions of encounters, strategies, and military choices. Any collection strong in World War II specifics will find this a winner!”
- The Midwest Book Review (March 2013)

“In addition to the story of the Vercors campaign, this book also goes into the campaign in the nearby Tarentaise Valley, a campaign that also did not go as planned, and for various reasons, the biggest of all being the lack of experienced leadership. It makes for a fascinating read that shows that determination is not all that is required to succeed in battle and while eventually things turned out well (the Allies did drive the Germans out of France), things did not go as planned for the Maquis. It is a book that I found to be quite interesting and one that I am sure you will enjoy as well.”
- Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness (March 2013)

“A relatively little-known but vicious World War II campaign is covered in ‘Vercors 1944: Resistance in the French Alps.’ Peter Lieb chronicles how the Battle of Vercors was the largest German operation launched against the FFI . He underscores how the crushing defeat triggered traumatic and bitter memories that persist for the French to this day 70 years later. Rare photos, maps and some great color plates by Peter Dennis illustrate this book.” -Toy Soldier & Model Figure magazine

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