Item description for ALLIED LIBERATION VEHICLES by Francois Bertin...
From the paratrooper's folding bicycle to the assault tank, The Allied Vehicles of the Liberation presents a living panorama of the vehicles that participated in the Normandy landings and the eventual liberation of Europe.
The principal vehicles of the American, British and Canadian armies are shown here, each of them presented with precise technical details. The book is illustrated throughout with specially commissioned, magnificent, detailed full color photographs of vehicles collected and brought back to life by some of the leading restorers in Europe.
This book will be of interest to all military vehicle enthusiasts and to vehicle modelers in particular.
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A nice over view Apr 27, 2008
The Allied effort to liberate France from German domination in WW2 involved thousands of vehicles of many different patterns and uses. Here is a nice basic look at some of the major equipment used in Europe during the war. Military vehicle collecting and restoration is still a big hobby in Europe and the majority of the photographs are restored vehicles in private collections or museums. Since the bulk of historical photographs are in black-and-white, books such as this give a chance to see what the tanks, trucks, armored cars, etc look like in color. There is basic information given for each type of equipment. The photos are clear and nicely reproduced. For the price, this book is a handy, quick reference for military history buffs, model builders or wargamers.