Armored Thunderbolt: The Sherman Tank in World War II

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  • Hundreds of photos, including many never published before with riveting accounts of armored warfare in World War II
  • Compares the Sherman to other tanks, including the Panther and Tiger
  • Author is a world-renowned expert on the Sherman tank and American armor

Some tank crews referred to the American M4 Sherman tank as a "death trap." Others, like Gen. George Patton, believed that the Sherman helped win World ...

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Overview

  • Hundreds of photos, including many never published before with riveting accounts of armored warfare in World War II
  • Compares the Sherman to other tanks, including the Panther and Tiger
  • Author is a world-renowned expert on the Sherman tank and American armor

Some tank crews referred to the American M4 Sherman tank as a "death trap." Others, like Gen. George Patton, believed that the Sherman helped win World War II. So which was it: death trap or war winner? Armor expert Steven Zaloga answers that question by recounting the Sherman's combat history. Focusing on Northwest Europe (but also including a chapter on the Pacific), Zaloga follows the Sherman into action on D-Day, among the Normandy hedgerows, during Patton?s race across France, in the great tank battle at Arracourt in September 1944, at the Battle of the Bulge, across the Rhine, and in the Ruhr pocket in 1945.

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Editorial Reviews

Military Modelcraft International
"Zaloga is THE expert on the development of the Sherman tank. . . . This should be your first choice for a concise and accurate history of this most influential of war machines."
World War II History - Mark Terjeson
"You don't have to be a history enthusiast or have a specialty in armored fighting vehicles to enjoy this book!"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811704243
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 9/28/2008
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 377,758
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Steven Zaloga is a world-renowned armor historian and has appeared in documentaries on the History Channel. He has written more than 100 books on armored vehicles and the U.S. Army and Red Army in World War II. He lives in Abingdon, Maryland.
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