A guide book to preserved armoured vehicles in France, with special emphasis on Normandy and the D-Day beaches, and the Saumur reserve collection.
Covers 228 fully tracked vehicles - tank memorials, roadside relics, museums and collections.
Military Modelling Magazine, April/May 1994, page 23:
"Now here's a handy little volume for military vehicle enthusiasts and modellers which provides a list of preserved armoured vehicles in France with a special emphasis on Normandy and the D-Day beaches....More than 200 fully tracked vehicles are included from memorials, museums, roadside relics including, of course, Saumur. There are around 90 photographs and two maps included with a very handy index at the back. It's really surprising the variety of vehicles still existing in France. Anyone making a trip in the near future for D-Day celebrations, or otherwise, should obtain this little book - a timely release!" K.M.J.
Military In Scale Magazine, May 1994, page 16:
"If you are about to visit France and are particularly interested in tanks, this book by Trevor Larkum will make an ideal travelling companion. The 70 page A5 format soft back book covers more than 200 fully tracked vehicles, tank memorials, roadside relics and vehicles in various collections including Saumur, and includes 90 B/W photo's and 2 maps. With the 50th Anniversary of the D-Day landings this year, this book will be of particular interest to armour enthusiasts who might be following the various celebrations that are planned throughout the year.
"The book provides information on each vehicle and its location, and reminds me very much of a guide book, albeit a very useful and very detailed guide book. Even if you are not planning a trip to France in the near future it would be well worth considering adding this book to your collection for future reference."
Wheels & Tracks Magazine, Number 47 "In Brief", page 49:
"Well timed is Preserved Tanks in France by Trevor Larkum, an attractive and detailed guide for those who visit Normandy 44'94 and particularly those who use the opportunity to visit other places of MV interest."
Military In Scale Magazine, October 1994, page 11:
"Since we reviewed this book in our May 94 issue, there have been considerable improvements to the presentation of the book. The cover is now constructed from laminated card with a high gloss finish and the book is also perfect bound, providing better quality presentation all round.
"The content of the book is the same as the original edition, detailing the location of all the preserved tanks in the many museums around France. With the majority of the vehicles being in the Normandy area of France it is hardly surprising that the book majors on these vehicles and collections. This is the sort of book that the wives of tank enthusiasts would love to leave behind before departing for a holiday in France. With this book by your side the temptation to check out some of the many preserved tanks in France will be too great to resist but be warned, it could seriously damage your marriage! Regardless of any pending trips to the continent this is a book well worth adding to your collection for future reference."
: Paperback (230mm x 150mm) with 96 pages
: 126 colour (colour version), 126 black and white (b/w version), 2 colour on cover (both versions)
: 2 maps
Locations In Normandy
Solitary Vehicles In Normandy
Collections In Normandy
- Musée Memorial, Bayeux
- Musée Memorial, Caen
- Musée Des Épaves Sous-Marines Du Débarquement, Commes
- Musée Automobiles De Normandie, Clères
- Musée de Saint Clair, La Pommeraye
- Falaise Museum, Calvados
- Atlantic Wall Museum, Ouistreham, Calvados
Locations Outside Normandy
Solitary Vehicles Outside Normandy
Collections Outside Normandy
- Saumur Armour Museum
- Tank Collection, E.R.G.M.E.B., Gien
- Tank Memorials, Mourmelon-Le-Grande
- Hackenberg War Museum, Veckring
- La Réole Museum, Dordogne
- French Army Engineer Museum, Avrillé
- Becker Collection
- Pourville Museum Collection
- Trun Scrapyards
- Vehicle Memorials, Draguignan, Var
Miscellaneous Sherman Tanks