Villers-Bocage is undoubtedly one of the most emblematic events of the Battle of Normandy. Many historians have recounted the highly documented events of June 13, 1944, notably the destruction of a British armored column by Obersturmführer Tiger Michael Wittmann. Although one might think nothing more could be said, the veil of fog of this war still hangs heavy in 2014, and the battle continues to reveal more secrets!
Yann Jouault and Frédéric Deprun have undertaken a thorough and extremely detailed analysis of the battles that took place on that fateful day. Such a thorough examination of the battle has now been made possible thanks to the testimonies and unpublished photographs that have surfaced over the last ten years, thus compelling the authors to continue their research and to establish an accurate and uncompromising chronology of events which include the breakthrough of the 7th Armored Division to the Wittmann attack, and the destruction of the last Tiger SS- Panzer-Abteilung 101 in the village. The study is divided into two parts: Wittmann's last victory and the defeat of the Tiger, both of which will provide the reader with a better understanding of the facts and bring to light the persistent myths and legends.