I have a copy of this 'oversized' book from The Military Book Club and found the book to be acceptable, however, the 'cheapness' of its outer almost slick cardboard covering makes the present price rather steep. Also, no dust jacket on this baby.
Another reservation is that the book is a translation from French into English and at certain points the reading gets a little ragged. I have several other books from Editions Heimdal and that generally holds true as well.
Overall, I agree with the other reviewer that for a limited study of the action of Panzers at Normany it will engage the readers attention, but as an comprehensive view of the battle it comes up short. Another recent book THE GERMANS AT NORMANY, 2006, by Richard Hargreaves can help round out the story.
G. Bernage has given us a useful book with much information and many photos, some color also, but this book is not a book you can just curl up with and enjoy. It requires some work for the general reader to take in. If you are up to the task you will no doubt be happy to have this book on your shelf. Although I have it on my shelf, I would not recommend it to the general reader. For the general reader I would better suggest STEEL INFERNO, SS Panzer Corps In Normany by Michael Reynolds, fewer photos maybe, but much better text. The best bet of course, is to have all three of these books. So much the better!