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Tank Action: From the Great War to the Gulf
     

Tank Action: From the Great War to the Gulf

by George Forty
 

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This is a detailed look at 42 individual low-level battles spanning 80 years of armored warfare, chosen from as many different scenarios as possible, so that details of less well-known actions are not overshadowed by the more famous. Emphasis is given to the individual tank commanders involved, but without the crew he is unable to engage and

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This is a detailed look at 42 individual low-level battles spanning 80 years of armored warfare, chosen from as many different scenarios as possible, so that details of less well-known actions are not overshadowed by the more famous. Emphasis is given to the individual tank commanders involved, but without the crew he is unable to engage and destroy the enemy. Supported by a vast array of photographs, maps, and line drawings, here is a comprehensive and carefully crafted evocation of life at the sharp end of tank warfare, as seen from the dramatic perspective of the tank crews themselves.

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"Forty, well known for his work on armored warfare and his illustrated campaign histories, illuminates the experience of tank warfare through interviews, personal communications and oral histories."  —Publishers Weekly on Tank Warfare in the Second World War

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780752451084
Publisher:
The History Press
Publication date:
06/01/2009
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

George Forty is the author of more than 30 books on military subjects, including Germany at War, Modern TanksSpecial Forces, and Tank Warfare in the Second World War.

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