Forging the Thunderbolt

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  • Features a detailed look at the career of Gen. Adna Romanza Chaffee, the "Father of the Armored Force"
  • Careful study of the battles fought during and between the wars for the armored forces' very survival
  • Photos of the men and machines that made the American Armored Corps a legend

A military history classic of the rise of America's armored forces from their humble beginnings in borrowed tanks on the ...

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Forging the Thunderbolt: History of the U.S. Army's Armored Forces, 1917-45

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Overview

  • Features a detailed look at the career of Gen. Adna Romanza Chaffee, the "Father of the Armored Force"
  • Careful study of the battles fought during and between the wars for the armored forces' very survival
  • Photos of the men and machines that made the American Armored Corps a legend

A military history classic of the rise of America's armored forces from their humble beginnings in borrowed tanks on the battlefields of France in World War I to a thundering crescendo of tactical prowess and lethal power as they spearheaded the liberation of Western Europe in World War II. A brilliant, straightforward study of the men and machines that brought fame to the likes of Generals Patton, Pershing, and Chaffee and the Sherman, Grant, and Lee tanks.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811733434
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 7/10/2006
  • Series: Stackpole Military History Series
  • Pages: 299
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 8.86 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

M. H. Gillie was born in Wisconsin and later studied at Cornell. Before settling in Tacoma, Washington, she worked as a teacher and copywriter in New York City. She is deceased.
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