|THE DAY OF THE PANZER
|A Story of American Heroism
and Sacrifice in Southern France
Listed below are a series of books, articles, and newsreels recommended by the author
for those desiring to learn more about the Allied campaign for southern France...
Books that feature the Southern France Campaign:
Adleman, Robert H., and Colonel George Walton. The Champaign Campaign. Boston,
Massachusetts: Little, Brown, and Company, 1969.
Breuer, William B. Operation Dragoon. Novato, California: Presidio Press, 1987.
Clark, Jeffrey J., and Robert Ross Smith. Riviera to the Rhine. Washington D.C.:
Center for Military History, 1993.
De Trez, Michel. First Airborne Task Force: Pictorial History of the Allied Paratroopers
in the Invasion of Southern France. Belgium: D-Day Publishing, 1998.
Funk, Arthur L. Hidden Ally: The French Resistance, Special Operations, and the
Landings in Southern France, 1944. Greenwood Press, 1992.
Gaujac, Paul. August 15, 1944: Dragoon – The Other Invasion of France. Paris, France:
Histoire & Collections, 2004.
Robichon, Jacques. The Second D-Day. New York, New York: Walker and Company,
Staiger, Jörg. Rückzug durchs Rhôntal: Abwehr und Verzögerungskampf der 19. Armee
im Herbst 1944 unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des Einsatzes der 11. Panzer-
Division. Neckargemünd: Kurt Vowinckel, 1965.
Wilt, Alan F. The French Riviera Campaign of August 1944. Carbondale, Illinois:
Southern Illinois University Press, 1981.
Books with further details on the Southern France Campaign:
Esposito, Cheryl. The 756th Tank Battalion in the European Theatre. Privately printed,
Grossjohann, Georg. Four Years, Five Fronts. Reprint, New York: Presidio Press, 2005.
Hatlem, John C., and Kenneth E. Hunter. A WWII Pictorial History: The War in the
Mediterranean. Herndon, Virginia: Brassey’s, Inc, 1998.
McFarland, Robert, ed. The History of the 15th Infantry Regiment in World War II.
Privately printed, Early 1990s. Photocopied. (This book is a fairly straightforward
transcription of the 15th Infantry Regiment’s unpublished 1945 collaborative historical
Messenger, Charles. The Second World War in the West. London, United Kingdom:
Morison, Samuel Eliot. History of the United States Naval Operations in World War II.
Vol. XI, The Invasion of France and Germany 1944-1945. 1957. Reprint, Edison, New
Jersey: Castle Books, 2001.
Murphy, Audie. To Hell and Back. Reprint. New York, New York: Henry Holt and
Company LLC, 2002
Polich, George B. Cannon’s Roar. Privately printed, 1995.
Pratt, Lt Col. Sherman W. Autobahn to Berchtesgaden. Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press
Prohme, Rupert. History of the 30th Infantry Regiment in World War II. Washington:
Infantry Journal Press, 1947.
Rust, Kenn. Twelfth Air Force Story, Temple City, California: Historical Aviation Album,
Schrodek, Gustave W. Die 11. Panzerdivision “Gespensterdivision” Bilddokumente
1940-1945. Friedberg, 1984.
Schrodek, Gustave W. Ihr Glaube Galt Dem Vaterland: Geschichte Des Panzer-
Regiments 15 (11. Panzer-Division). Munich: Schild Verlag, 1976.
Shirley, John. I Remember: Stories of a Combat Infantryman in World War II. Privately
Stanton, Shelby L. Order of Battle U.S. Army, World War II. Novato, California: Presidio
Taggart, Donald G. The History of the Third Infantry Division in World War II. 1946.
Reprint, Nashville, Tennessee: The Battery Press, 1987.
The Seventh United States Army Report of Operations: France and Germany 1944-1945.
1946. 2 vols. Reprint, Nashville, Tennessee: The Battery Press, 1988.
Valentie, Isadore. Combat Medic, 2nd Edition, Tarentum, Pennsylvania: Word
Association Publishers, 1998.
Whiting, Charles. America’s Forgotten Army: The Story of the U.S. Seventh. Rockville
Centre, New York: Sarpedon, 1999
Pamphlets and articles on the Southern France Campaign:
Clarke, Jeffrey J. Southern France. The U.S. Army Campaigns of World War II series
CMH Pub 72-31
Ganz, A. Harding. “The 11th Panzers in the Defense, 1944” Armor Magazine, March-
April 1994, Pages 26-37.
Motion Pictures/Newsreels on the Southern France Campaign:
Invasion of Riviera; Invasion of Southern France. 1944. Pathé Films newsreels
downloaded via Internet from the website: www.britishpathe.com. (Each film is 3 to 4
Operation: Dragoon—The Allied Invasion of the South of France. Los Angeles, CA:
OnDeck Home Entertainment, 30 min. 1996. Videocassette.
U.S. Army Signal Corps and U.S. Navy movies kept at the National Archives in College
Park, Maryland: 3rd Division pushes on Montelimar France; Invasion Southern France,
Bay of Pampelonne; Celebration of Liberation, Marseilles France; French rebuild
bridge near Avignon, France; 3rd Division push Le Ganet; 15th Inf. Reg activities at
camp; Riviera landings; U.S. troops advance inland; Southern France missions Twelfth
Air Force; Expansion of Southern France Beachhead;
(Film reels taken in August 1944 and vary in length from a few minutes to 12 minutes.)