Vercors 1944

Vercors 1944

Resistance in the French Alps

Book £14.99    £10.49
PDF eBook £11.98
ePub eBook £11.98
Kindle eBook
*Users in the USA and Canada please select your location at the top of this page to see prices in your currency. Users in the UK and the Rest of the World will be billed in UK£
Campaign 249
Author: Peter Lieb
Illustrator: Peter Dennis
About this book
Fighting insurgents has always been one of the greatest challenges for regular armed forces during the 20th century. The war between the Germans and the French resistance, also called FFI (Forces Françaises d’Intérieur), during World War II has remained a near-forgotten chapter in the history of these ‘Small Wars’. This is all the more astonishing as agencies like the British SOE (Special Operations Executive) and the American OSS (Office of Strategic Services) pumped a good amount of their resources into the support of the French resistance movement. By diversionary attacks on German forces in the occupied hinterland the Allies hoped the FFI could provide assistance in disrupting German supply lines as well as crumbling their morale. The mountain plateau of the Vercors south-west of Grenoble was the main stronghold of the FFI, and in July 1944 some 8,000 German soldiers mounted an operation on the plateau and destroyed the insurgent groups there. The battle of the Vercors was the largest operation against the FFI during World War II and the German’s suit and crushing victory has caused traumatic memories for the French that persist to the present day.
Contents
  • Origins of the campaign
  • Chronology
  • Opposing commanders
  • Opposing armies
  • Orders of battle
  • Opposing plans
  • The campaign
  • Aftermath
  • The battlefield today
  • Further reading
  • Index
Paperback; December 2012; 96 pages; ISBN: 9781849086981


Related Books
Scroll left
French Resistance Fighter Gebirgsjäger German Mountain & Ski Troops 1939–45 German Special Forces of World War II Office of Strategic Services 1942–45 Operation Dragoon 1944 Resistance Warfare 1940–45 SOE Agent World War II Airborne Warfare Tactics
WAR 117
WAR 74
ELI 63
ELI 177
ELI 173
CAM 210
MAA 169
WAR 133
ELI 136
£11.99    £8.39
£11.99    £8.39
£11.99    £8.39
£11.99    £8.39
£11.99    £8.39
£14.99
£9.99    £6.99
£11.99    £8.39
£11.99    £8.39
Scroll right