Arms and Armour Press, 1981, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition
248pp., last 8 blank, acknowledgements, end notes, and bibliography. The text is illustrated with black and white photography and maps. Blue coloured boards with silver writing on the spine. Bumping to the bottom corners of the book and rubbing to all 4. There is a 1.5 "split to the top spine gutter of the book. Faint dust marks to the top paper edge. Photographic dustwrapper, showing a picture of General Patton, with dark blue background and light blue and white writing on the front panel and white on the spine. Dust wrapper is slightly faded and rubbed, sun damage most noticeable on spine. Corners of the dust wrapper are slightly rubbed as are the head and the heel of the spine. After the landing in Normandy in 1944 "... The whole of the German Seventh Army and the remnants of the Fifth Panzer Army had been nearly encircled by the combined forces of the allies. The pocket in which they were apparently trapped was enormous. Hundreds of thousands of men, thousands of vehicles, hundreds of tanks, an entire army, all were in a pocket with only one avenue of escape -- the Falaise Gap. The Gap was 20 miles wide, and through which the first of the retreating German vehicles were beginning to go.". This avenue of escape was not cut off on until the majority of German forces had fled. This blunder cause the prolongation of World War II. Who? was at fault for this, this book answers. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Military History -- World War II; ISBN: 085368118X. ISBN/EAN: 9780853681182. Inventory No: 0101565.