Weapons of the Tankers: American Armor in World War II
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Weapons of the Tankers: American Armor in World War II

by Harry Yeide
     
 

The United States went from almost no armored force to a world-class operation in fewer years than a man could count on the fingers of one hand. This is the story of the armored battalions' equipment, which was designed with incredible ingenuity and produced with unparalleled speed. It is also the story of the valorous Americans who rode the tanks into combat onthe

Overview

The United States went from almost no armored force to a world-class operation in fewer years than a man could count on the fingers of one hand. This is the story of the armored battalions' equipment, which was designed with incredible ingenuity and produced with unparalleled speed. It is also the story of the valorous Americans who rode the tanks into combat onthe battlefields of World War II.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760323298
Publisher:
MBI Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/15/2006
Series:
Battle Gear Series
Edition description:
First
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.94(h) x 0.56(d)

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Military Trader, July 2006

“Weapons of the Tankers weaves more than 240 photos with a descriptive text to creat a faithful visual record of WWII U.S. armor in both the European and Pacific theaters…it provides an excellent foundation for a further study of WWII equipment of U.S. armored troops.”

Cybermodeler Online, August 2006

“In this new title, the author fills an interesting gap of knowledge for the average reader. Where typical titles of this genre would dive into specific details and doctrine, the stage is set to answer the questions of why US armored forces were set up the way they were…The author effectively sets the stage for each theater of operations and the weapons used in each theater. The book is very nicely illustrated with many period photos in color and black & white, as well as a few color photos of museum pieces…This is a well-written book that will provide a unique look into the weapons of US tankers and how these fit into the overall picture.”

Military Vehicles Magazine, June 2007
"Weapons of the Tankers weaves more than 240 photos with a descriptive text to create a faithful visual record of WWII U.S. armor in both the European and Pacific theaters...an excellent foundation for further study of WWII equipment of U.S. armored troops."

Stone & Stone World War II Books, September 2007 
“Harry Yeide is rapidly becoming one of the best-known and most prolific writers of World War II history working in the field today. This collaboration with co-author Mark Stout marks what probably qualifies as Yeide's most ambitious effort to date …Yeide and Stout do a good job with First to the Rhine. Although slightly uneven in a few places (probably due to a dearth of sources), the authors write a clear, easily comprehended account that covers all the important events and highlights a number of smaller incidents without becoming overwhelmed by the infinite minutiae of battle … First to the Rhine succeeds on its own as a useful account of the fighting from the Riviera to the Rhine, especially for anyone not already familiar with earlier volumes on that topic.”

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