By Victor Failmezger
As the warfare swung within the want of the Allies, it turned transparent that no ultimate defeat of the 3rd Reich will be attainable till the armored monsters of the Panzerwaffe have been defeated. yet who could, or perhaps may possibly, tackle the powerful Tigers and Panthers, only a handful of whom might cease complete formations of their tracks? the reply lay with the formation of a brand new form of unit, the Tank Destroyer Battalion. this can be the tale of the lads and machines who made up the first actual Tank Destroyer Battalion, the 601st, from their detailed education and formation, to the ultimate, determined battles within the center of Nazi Germany. full of infrequent fabric, letters, diaries and unpublished photos, this can be an excessive and intimate chronicle of the lads who fought the Panzers in an incredible 10 campaigns and 546 days of deadly combat.
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American Knights: The Untold Story of the Men of the Legendary 601st Tank Destroyer Battalion (General Military) by Victor Failmezger