Armoured Crusader: The Biography of Major-General Sir Percy 'Hobo' Hobart, One of the Most Influential Military Commanders of the Second World War

Armoured Crusader: The Biography of Major-General Sir Percy 'Hobo' Hobart, One of the Most Influential Military Commanders of the Second World War

by Kenneth Macksey
     
 

Percy Hobart was one of the greatest military thinkers of his time. Sidelied by the military establishment, he was brought out of retirement at the insistence of Winston Churchill in the lead up to Overlord. Hobart provided the British part of the Allied landing forces with all kinds of unique variants of established military vehicles, specially designed to

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Percy Hobart was one of the greatest military thinkers of his time. Sidelied by the military establishment, he was brought out of retirement at the insistence of Winston Churchill in the lead up to Overlord. Hobart provided the British part of the Allied landing forces with all kinds of unique variants of established military vehicles, specially designed to overcome the peculiar obstacles expected in a beach landing in such hevily defended territory.

REVIEWS

'Hobart was the Guderian, in some ways also the Rommel, of the British Army few men have left so deep an impression on people, and on their profession - in this case on the evolution of military technique.'
Captain Sir Basil Liddell Hart

'A brilliant study of a great man. A story every army officer should read. His place in the history of modern warfare is secure - marked by his vision and deep professional understanding, underlined by immense courage, devotion to duty and determination - characteristics which brought him to the borders of genius. Kenneth Macksey is to be warmly congratulated on making a very solid contribution to the written record of the Royal Tank Regiment and for drawing so sure a picture of its greatest member.'
The Tank

'I enjoyed the book enormously. Hobo was superb as GOC 79th Armoured Division.'
Montgomery of Alamein

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781904010647
Publisher:
Grub Street
Publication date:
06/02/2004
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.12(d)

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