Concord 7039 German Armour Units at Arnhem Sept 1944
is a great book, ignore any criticisms you may have heard of it!
OK, not all the photographs are of the highest quality.
This is simply because many of them were taken by the people of Arnhem at
great personal risk during and after the battle, and a quick surreptitious
snapshot is never going to have the same sharpness as a Kreigsberichter's
carefully taken shot. But they're
immensely valuable and show many vehicles that none of us would have thought of
as being involved, as well as the obvious StuGs, Panthers etc.
first page is text, briefly summarising the situation in autumn 1944 and the
German units around Arnhem. It also
reveals that there were about 29 PK photographers around Arnhem at the time of
the battle and soon after, but many of their photographs have not yet been
traced. Then come several pages of
unit organisation tables, for the seven German armoured units involved, from the
Panzer-Aufklarungs-Abteilung of 9 SS-Pz-Div Hohenstaufen with 234/1s, 251/9s and
250s to Panzer-Kompanie 244 with Char B flamethrowers.as well as the tank units.
book is organised into separate sections for each unit, and the photos in each
section have long, detailed captions giving as much information as is known.
The colour plates complement these, and yes, both photos and plates
include gems like the Char Bs and a very late Famo 18-tonner as well as the
Panthers, Tiger 2s and other heavy armour.