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Tank warfare in the Second World War : an oral history

Author: George Forty
Publisher: London : Constable, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: The tank is only as good as its crew, who are required to fight in a noisy, jarring, explosive-filled "box," knowing that, at any moment, they could be blown to bits. Lieutenant Colonel George Forty, who himself served for 32 years in Britain's Royal Tank Regiment, has gathered a vast range of firsthand accounts from the crewmen of both Allied and Axis powers, covering every theater of the war. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Forty
ISBN: 0094780102 9780094780101
OCLC Number: 40114691
Description: 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Joining up --
Continuation training then on to the regiment --
First actions --
Tank living --
Replenishment, repair & recovery --
Specialised equipment --
Operations --
Casualty --
Prisoners of war --
Victory --
Notes.
Responsibility: George Forty.

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Recollections of those involved in tank warfare in the Second World War. It covers the experiences of all members of the tank crew and such topics as training, first action, crew trades and tank  Read more...

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