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LES CHARS D2 AU COMBAT. Les éléphants de guerre du Colonel De Gaulle.

Release of 1/11/2015
Author: Stéphane Bonnaud et François Vauvillier
Edition: HISTOIRE & COLLECTION - 2EME GUERRE MONDIALE - HISTOIRE
ISBN : 978-2-35250-445-0

In 1937, Colonel de Gaulle passes from theory to practice. The man of the "char-paper", author in 1934 of a manifesto in favor of the armored corps - Towards the professional army, his most famous work - will order for two years in Metz a combat tank regiment, the 507th RCC. There, with powerful tanks of 20 tons, D 2 type built by Renault, he does his unit, subject to strict discipline and drive at all times, a remarkable fighting tool he expected "always more".

The occurrence War, Charles de Gaulle receives a higher command, the 5th Army. However, he does not leave his chariots D 2 Eye and present them to President Lebrun, on the front of the troops in the fall of 1939, during a sequence remained famous. And when hiring the battle, May 16, 1940, the first tanks to join its 4th armored division created ex nihilo, are, once again, the D 2. These armed material an excellent anti-tank gun of 47 will be committed offensively in Montcornet and Crécy-sur-Serre and the Somme to Amiens, before participating in the last barouds of the Battle of France.

An epic of blood and steel, during which the crews will not unworthy.

176 pages, bound with dust jacket.
80 profiles 1/35 and 1/72 scale color
350 vintage photographs and illustrations.
12 maps and charts.

  • Format : 25x32
  • Pages number : 176
  • Pictures number : 350
  • Language : French
  • Color profiles : 80
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