Hiroshi Ichimura, editor. English text by Scott T. Hards.
Title NORMANDY. MODELS IN ACTION 1.
Binding Soft Cover
Book Condition Very Good+
Jacket Condition Very Good
Publisher Tokyo Dai Nippon Kaiga 1994
4499226392 / 9784499226394
Seller ID 27155
84 pp, oblong (10" H x 10 1/4" D). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. Up to page 55 (containing descriptions of the dioramas) the text is bilingual (Japanese /English). The final section (describing the modeling techniques) is in Japanese only. This "series aims to present history's great military operations and battles through expertly-crafted dioramas. To launch (it), we have chosen as the theme what was almost certainly the greatest single operation in military history: The D-Day invasion of Normandy, France. The dioramas in this volume cover the period from June to August of 1944. The eleven dioramas presented in these pages were put together by individuals who are among the finest military modelers in Japan, if not the world. Their completed projects are, by any sense, works of art." Contents: The Atlantic Wall; Invasion; Airborne Strategy; Briefing; After the Battle; "On to Caen"; Panzerlied; King Tiger's First Campaign; The Damned Hounds; Michael Wittmann's Final Battle; Falaise Pocket; Modeling; Afterword. Minor wear at bottom edge of front cover, minor soiming on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - moderate at top edge of rear panel, minor wrinkling on spine.