T-34 in Action [NOOK Book]

Overview

The Soviet T-34 medium tank was one of the most famous and effective fighting vehicles of the Second World War. Along with the German Tiger and the American Sherman, it was a milestone in tank design that changed the course of the conflict. Much has been written about the technical history of the tank and the vital part it played in the huge tank battles on the Eastern Front, but less has been said about the men who went to war in the T-34 and lived, fought and sometimes died in these remarkable machines. This ...
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Overview

The Soviet T-34 medium tank was one of the most famous and effective fighting vehicles of the Second World War. Along with the German Tiger and the American Sherman, it was a milestone in tank design that changed the course of the conflict. Much has been written about the technical history of the tank and the vital part it played in the huge tank battles on the Eastern Front, but less has been said about the men who went to war in the T-34 and lived, fought and sometimes died in these remarkable machines. This pioneering book, which is based on extensive interviews with tank crews, records their experiences and offers a compelling inside view of armored warfare in the mid-twentieth century.
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Military Trader
This pioneering book, which is based on extensive interviews with tank crews, records their experiences and offers compelling inside view of armoured warfare in the mid twentieth century. It is an engaging book, and you will find yourself feeling the discomfort, anxiety, fear, pride and joy of a Soviet Tanker in WWII as you read the T-34 In Action.
—John Adams-Graf
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781783460861
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • Publication date: 6/19/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 586,229
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Artem Drabkin, Oleg Sheremet are authors and experts in military vehicles.
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Table of Contents


Preface     vii
'Guys, let's become tankmen!'   Artem Drabkin   Grigory Pernavsky     1
'Against the T-34 the German tanks were crap'   Alexay Isaev     22
'They couldn't penetrate my front armour'   Aleksandr Vasilievich Bodnar     45
'I see that you're a real tankman'   Semen Lvovich Aria     57
'My tank became just another victim'   Yuri Maksovich Polyanovski     65
'The fires made it bright as day'   Aleksandr Mikhailovich Fadin     75
'A shell hit the turret, and the tank filled with smoke'   Petr Ilyich Kirichenko     110
'Our tanks were the best'   Aleksandr Sergeevich Burtsev     118
'Only the luckier, smarter, sharper crews made it out alive'   Vasili Pavolovich Bryukhov     127
'If you don't go, you'll be executed'   Arkadi Vasilievich Maryevski     149
'If your unit still existed, you had to be with it!'   Nikolai Yakovlevich Zheleznov     154
'Once you stop, your time is up!'   Georgi Nikolaevich Krivov     170
Glossary     182
Index     183
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  • Posted March 14, 2010

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    Describes the use of the T34 during WW2 from the view of Russian tank men

    Interessting is to read how the Russian tank men used their T34 in action and compared it to lend & lease tanks from their western allies.
    A little disapointing for me was that the general statements in the first part of the book are directly repeated in the in action reports, so I had the impression that stories are told twice to fill the book. More historical fotos would add value to this book.
    Nevertheless it is important to read about the T34 and how their crews fought with it for all who are interrested in this tank or the Russian part of WW2.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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