Army of the West

The Weekly Reports of German Army Group B from Normandy to the West Wall

Book Description

  • Essential primary source on the German defense of Western Europe in World War II
  • Concise chapter introductions provide historical context for the reports

    In May 1944 German Army Group B, headquartered in France, requested weekly reports from its commanders. These accounts included assessments of the general situation, estimates of the Allies' situation, casualty figures, equipment losses, and descriptions of resistance activities. Commanded successively by Erwin Rommel, Günther von Kluge, and Walter Model, Army Group B bore the brunt of the Allied assault--D-Day, the Normandy campaign, and Operation Market-Garden--and these reports reveal what the German Army was thinking as it confronted the invasion.

  • About Wood, James A.