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 Post subject: 21st Panzer on D-Day
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I am currently in the process of gathering as much information as possible on an action on D-Day +1 at Lebisey Wood, just north of Caen. I have managed to get together the regimental diaries on 2 of the 3 British unit involved that day but am keen to get perspective from the German side.

Can anyone recommend a good source of information on the 21st Panzer on/ around D-Day?

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1907 ... detailpage
That should cover it?

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yowza nearly £50

Glad Christmas isn't far away, now to ask the wife nicely :)

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:wink: No one ever said that this was going to be easy. :D

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Yeah tell me about it! Information on the action at Lebisey from the British perspective is in about 4/5 books covering an average of about 4 lines per book. I've always been interested in Panzer Lehr as a unit so the book sounds good. I'll have a gander for it at Malvern next week

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Panzer Lehr and 21st Panzer are not the same unit!

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whoops! My bad! Did Panzer Lehr have a numeric designation? (noob question sorry!)

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Nice one cheers!

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