The story of the French tank battalion crews charged with counter-attacking the German Panzer Divisions offensive in May 1940. This is a harrowing and poignant history of a mission against overwhelming odds: the men, their feats, their mission and their armaments. 350 archive wartime photographs illustrate to the smallest detail the mighty tanks and their crews This is the fourth volume in an illustrated French language encyclopedia entirely devoted to the different units of the French army during the old days of conscription. Based on the successful Histoire & Collections format, each volume combines detailed documentation with a treasury of illustrations of insignia, uniforms, arms, equipment and vehicles. Full colour drawings of the tanks, uniforms and insignia, plus archive b+w photographs of the 15th Battalion Tank Corps in action. French language text (mainly extended picture captions) not a drawback to any enthusiast armed with a dictionary, looking for unique illustrations.