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Tank Men

Tank Men

  • Author: Robert Kershaw
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1848946481
  • Category: History
  • Page: 480
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'I thought Tank Men was a triumph ...it is a really fine piece of work' - Richard Holmes 'Some of the eye witness accounts Kershaw has collected for this comprehensive review of tank warfare have the power to chill the reader to the bone. This is warfare at the sharp end' --NOTTINGHAM EVENING POST The First World War saw the birth of an extraordinary fighting machine that has fascinated three generations: the tank. In Tank Men, ex-soldier and military historian Robert Kershaw brings to life the grime, the grease and the fury of a tank battle through the voices of ordinary men and women who lived and fought in those fearsome machines. Drawing on vivid, newly researched personal testimony from the crucial battles of the First and Second World Wars, this is military history at its very best.

Men, Ideas, and Tanks

Men, Ideas, and Tanks

British Military Thought and Armoured Forces, 1903-1939

  • Author: J. P. Harris
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719048142
  • Category: History
  • Page: 342
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Men, ideas and tanks reviews the development of British military ideas on armoured forces from 1903 to 1939. Great Britain was the nation which first developed the tank, first used it in action and first gained dramatic results by employment. The British continued to be world leaders in the field of mechanised warfare until the early 1930s. Now available in paperback for the first time, J. P. Harris original work offers new interpretations of the early history of British armoured forces and explains why Great Britain had lost the lead by the outbreak of the Second World War. This work will be of interest to all those concerned with British military history in the first half of the twentieth century, with the history of mechanised warfare and with the history of military thought.

Rise of the Tank

Rise of the Tank

Armoured Vehicles and their use in the First World War

  • Author: Michael Foley
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 1783463937
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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Rise of the Tank will be concentrated on the period of the development of the tank and its use in the First World War. This will appeal to those interested in new developments in war and those interested in the First World War generally. The book will be especially relevant due to the forthcoming centenary of the beginning of the war and for this reason it will be easy to promote the book as there will be a lot of media interest.??Using the resources of the Imperial War Museum, The National Archives and the Tank Museum, Rise of the Tank will have lots of information available on the development and use of the early tanks as well as personal reminiscences of those who fought in them.??The author, Michael Foley, has also collected a great deal of material from the period such as the First World War field service pocket book of a 2nd lieutenant of the 10th Tank Battalion and copies of various magazines of the period. He will have also be accessing First World War newspapers to find original and rare archive sources.

British Tank Crewman 1939-45

British Tank Crewman 1939-45

  • Author: Neil Grant
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472816978
  • Category: History
  • Page: 64
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Great Britain had introduced the tank to the world during World War I, and maintained its lead in armoured warfare with the 'Experimental Mechanised Force' during the late 1920s, watched with interest by German advocates of Blitzkrieg. Despite these successes, the Experimental Mechanised Force was disbanded in the 1930s, making Britain relatively unprepared for World War II, both in terms of armoured doctrine and equipment. This fully illustrated new study examines the men who crewed the tanks of Britain's armoured force during World War II, which was only four battalions large in 1939. It looks at the recruitment and training of the vast numbers of men required, their equipment, appearance and combat experience in every theatre of the war as the British armoured division sought to catch up with the German Panzers.

Stephen E. Ambrose The Men of War E-book Box Set

Stephen E. Ambrose The Men of War E-book Box Set

Victors, Citizen Soldiers, Wild Blue

  • Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476756929
  • Category: History
  • Page: 1232
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“This e-book box set includes the following books by Stephen E. Ambrose, bringing into focus the men and women who fought in World War II: The Victors: A breathtaking work that follows the momentous events of the war from D-Day through to the final days, centering this epic drama on the citizen soldiers, the boys who became men as they fought, proving eventually unbeatable. A compelling celebration of military genius and heroism, and of camaraderie and courage. Citizen Soldiers: A riveting account that follows the individual characters of World War II, from the high command down to the ordinary soldier, drawing on hundreds of interviews to re-create the war experience with startling clarity and immediacy. From the hedgerows of Normandy to the overrunning of Germany, this is the real story of World War II from the perspective of the men and women who fought it. Wild Blue: Following this exceptional band of brothers, the young men who flew the B-24s over Germany in World War II against terrible odds, Ambrose recounts their extraordinary brand of heroism, skill, daring, and comradeship with the vivid detail and affection.”

Soviet Military Review

Soviet Military Review

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Military art and science
  • Page: N.A
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Men of Iron

Men of Iron

A Tribute to Courage

  • Author: Rocco (Rocky) Moretto,Richard Alber Williams
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1465387889
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 189
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Men of Iron weaves together a combat medics recollections of duty, survival, sacrifi ce and the unique camaraderie forged at frontlines of World War II. The narration encapsulates poignant vignettes from men who served with the highly-decorated 26th Infantry Regiment or the Blue Spaders, illustrating their enduring creed and legacy - No Mission Too Diffi cult, No Sacrifi ce Too Great- Duty First!

Men and Tanks

Men and Tanks

  • Author: J. C. Macintosh
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Tanks (Military science)
  • Page: 142
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With Utmost Spirit

With Utmost Spirit

Allied Naval Operations in the Mediterranean, 1942-1945

  • Author: Barbara Brooks Tomblin
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 0813137683
  • Category: History
  • Page: 608
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Nineteen months before the D-day invasion of Normandy, Allied assault forces landed in North Africa in Operation TORCH, the first major amphibious operation of the war in Europe. Under the direction of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, AUS, Adm. Andrew B. Cunningham, RN, Admiral H. Kent Hewitt, USN, and others, the Allies kept pressure on the Axis by attacking what Winston Churchill dubbed "the soft underbelly of Europe." The Allies seized the island of Sicily, landed at Salerno and Anzio, and established a presence along the coast of southern France. With Utmost Spirit takes a fresh look at this crucial naval theater of the Second World War. Barbara Brooks Tomblin tells of the U.S. Navy's and the Royal Navy's struggles to wrest control of the Mediterranean Sea from Axis submarines and aircraft, to lift the siege of Malta, and to open a through convoy route to Suez while providing ships, carrier air support, and landing craft for five successful amphibious operations. Examining official action reports, diaries, interviews, and oral histories, Tomblin describes each of these operations in terms of ship to shore movements, air and naval gunfire support, logistics, countermine measures, antisubmarine warfare, and the establishment of ports and training bases in the Mediterranean. Firsthand accounts from the young officers and men who manned the ships provide essential details about Mediterranean operations and draw a vivid picture of the war at sea and off the beaches.

The Tank War

The Tank War

The Men, the Machines and the Long Road to Victory

  • Author: Mark Urban
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0748129898
  • Category: History
  • Page: 432
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From the evacuation of France in 1940 to the final dash to Hamburg in 1945, the 5th Royal Tank Regiment were on the front line throughout the Second World War. Theirs was a war that saw them serve in Africa as part of the Desert Rats, before returning to Europe for the Normandy landings. Wherever they went, the notoriety of the 'Filthy Fifth' grew - they revelled in their reputation for fighting by their own rules. The Tank War explains how Britain, having lost its advantage in tank warfare by 1939, regained ground through shifts in tactics and leadership methods, as well as the daring and bravery of the crews themselves. Overturning the received wisdom of much Second World War history, Mark Urban shows how the tank regiments' advances were the equal of the feats of the German Panzer divisions. Drawing on a wealth of new material, from interviews with surviving soldiers to rarely seen archive material, this is an unflinchingly honest, unsentimental and often brutal account of the 5th RTR's wartime experiences. Capturing the characters in the crews and exploring the strategy behind their success, The Tank War is not just the story of an battle hardened unit, but something more extraordinary: the triumph of ordinary men, against long odds, in the darkest of times.