Churchill Crocodile Flamethrower

Churchill Crocodile Flamethrower

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by David Fletcher, Tony Bryan
     
 

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A fire-breathing monster on the battlefield, the Churchill Crocodile was one of the most awe-inspiring weapons of World War II. Tank expert David Fletcher chronicles the development of the flamethrower tank, examining the dramatic effect of these tanks in battle from use in France to the terrifying attack on the Senio River in Italy, as well as investigating the…  See more details below

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A fire-breathing monster on the battlefield, the Churchill Crocodile was one of the most awe-inspiring weapons of World War II. Tank expert David Fletcher chronicles the development of the flamethrower tank, examining the dramatic effect of these tanks in battle from use in France to the terrifying attack on the Senio River in Italy, as well as investigating the post-war use of Crocodiles to burn down and sterilise the site of Belsen concentration camp, and their mobilisation for the Korean War. Researched using the papers of Reginald Fraser the genius behind the flamethrowers and dramatically illustrated with detailed artwork and previously unpublished photographs, this book brings to life the true terror of these tanks.

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“Overall, a fascinating look at a most interesting system and a book that I know you will enjoy.” —Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com (July 2007)

“Military libraries will welcome Osprey's line of detailed guides. David Fletcher's Churchill Crocodile Flamethrower tells of a tank which proved a winning weapon in World War II...” —California Bookwatch (December 2007)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780967448
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
05/20/2012
Series:
New Vanguard , #136
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
48
File size:
14 MB
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Meet the Author

David Fletcher was born in 1942. He has written a number of books and articles on military subjects and is currently the historian at the Tank Museum, Bovington, UK. He has spent over 40 years studying the development of British armoured vehicles during the two World Wars.

Tony Bryan is a freelance illustrator of many years' experience who lives and works in Dorset. He initially qualified in Engineering and worked for a number of years in Military Research and Development, and has a keen interest in military hardware ? armour, small arms, aircraft and ships. Tony has produced many illustrations for partworks, magazines and books, including a number of titles in the New Vanguard series.

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