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WEAPONS OF THE TANKERS: AMERICAN ARMOR IN WORLD WAR II
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WEAPONS OF THE TANKERS: AMERICAN ARMOR IN WORLD WAR II

Author: Harry Yeide
Publisher: MBI Publishing, Apr 2006
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 0-7603-2329-1

Synopsis
Story of the armored battalions? equipment, designed with incredible ingenuity & produced w/ unparalleled speed. 14 color & 234 B&W photos; 8x11.5 inches, 128 pgs.

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Almost overnight, the United States Army went from having a near-nonexistent armored force to fielding a world-class operation. The story of the armored battalions? equipment, designed with incredible ingenuity and produced with unparalleled speed, unfolds in this book, which also recounts the adventures of the valorous Americans who rode these machines into combat on the battlefields of World War II.

FROM THE BACK COVER:
"[The Tank] is the weapon for the nation which does not fight willingly, but when it fights, fights to win, and to win quickly with as little bloodshed as possible." ?Major Clough Williams-Ellis The Tank Corps, 1919

"Tanks must advance rapidly but not hastily . . . Mobile forces should be used in large groups and [be] vigorously led. They must attempt the impossible and dare the unknown." ?General George S. Patton, Jr. The Patton Papers, 1939

In preparation for World War II, the United States Army went from having a near-nonexistent armored force to fielding a world class operation practically overnight. The story of the armored battalions? equipment, designed with incredible ingenuity and produced with unparalleled speed, unfolds in Weapons of the Tankers.

Readers will get descriptions of the various tanks, accounts of how the tanks performed on the battlefield, and experience the adventures of valorous Americans who rode these machines into combat.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Harry Yeide
is the author of a number of World War II military histories including Steel Victory and The Longest Battle. He lives in Hyattsville, Maryland.


 
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