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DER TIGER Volume 1

Author: Volker Ruff
Language: English and German text
Format: Hard cover, 9.5" x 12", landscape format
Pages:  128
Photos:  150
Maps: none
Publisher: Volker Ruff Verlag, Germany
ISBN: 978-3-9816908-0-4

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In the first volume of this new photo book series ?DER TIGER? the tanks and crew members of Heavy Tank Battalion 501 are shown in the field, performing maintenance, and during pause after seeing action at the front. The photos were taken by photographers from the PK units and also from veterans serving in the battalion. All have been arranged in chronological order to show where the unit was deployed during the war.

  • Formation of the battalion in May 1942: sent to Tunisia (North Africa) at the end of November 1942
  • Reestablished in September/October 1943: and deployed to the Eastern Front in December 1943
  • Revitalized and re-equipped with the new Tiger II "King Tiger": sent to Poland in August 44 and then to the Reich

    128 pages with more than 150 unique wartime photographs from official and private collections. Also included are 1/35 scale plans of a unit-made crane for repair work.

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