Chapter 1 The Normandy Campaign: Plans and Reality Chapter 2 7th Armoured Division: From the Western Desert to Normandy Chapter 3 Preparing for Battle: 1944 Chapter 4 Villers-Bocage: The Test of Battle Chapter 5 Aftermath: June-August 1944 Appendices Allied Air Power Bibliography Guide to Symbols Index
David Porter has had a life-long interest in military history, particularly armoured warfare and AFV technology. Since leaving the British Ministry of Defence in 2006 after 29 years' service, he has worked on a number of research projects. In recent years David has contributed articles and book reviews to the BBC History Magazine, the British Army Review and the Royal Engineers Journal. Since 1997, he has tutored military history leisure courses at Bath University, Dillington House and other further education centres.