This book follows the 144th Regiment RAC onto Gold Beach and on to the Elbe. The author has painted a vivid portrait of the tank crews as they fought their way to Germany – Highly Recommended
NAME: From Arromanches to the Elbe, Marcus Cunliffe And The 144th Regiment Royal Armoured Corps 1944-1945 FILE: R2913 AUTHOR: Charles More PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword BINDING: hard back PAGES: 216 PRICE: £25.00 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: Tank, AFV, Armoured Fighting Vehicle, gun tank, WWII, World War II, World War 2, Second World War, D-Day, Normandy Landings, D+8, Gold Beach, Sherman tank, Royal Armoured Corps, France, Belgium, Netherlands, River Elbe
IMAGE: B2913.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/y4vuaar9 LINKS: DESCRIPTION: This book follows the 144th Regiment RAC onto Gold Beach and on to the Elbe. The author has painted a vivid portrait of the tank crews as they fought their way to Germany – Highly Recommended The main attention has been of the landings on D-Day and the airborne forces dropping inland to secure vital bridges. There is attention focussed on the Battle of the Bulge and Operation Market Garden, but between those points in the liberation of Europe there was much action, courage and determination. This book joins up the dots, at least for one armoured regiment. The 144th Regiment of the Royal Armoured Corps was mounted on Sherman tanks and landed on D+8 at Gold Beach. They were soon into action and they had a hard fight ahead of them. How they coped and continued forward is an absorbing tale. Some of their tanks managed to destroy German Tiger Is when the Shermans they were equipped with were not in that league. It took skill, courage and patience to get into a position where the Tiger was vulnerable to them. Breaking out from the beachhead, the 144th had a long hard road to the Elbe and they were one of the few British units to be closely involved in the fighting in the Ardennes as the Germans took one last throw, only to fail. The author has illustrated his account with battle maps and a good photo-plate section. Some parts of the story may be familiar, but much of it is new information, building into a flowing tale from one event to the next.