The very popular Images of War series provides stunning images from official and private collections. This new addition offers an illuminating view of the development of tanks employed on the Western Front – Most Highly Recommended.
NAME: Images of War, Tank Wrecks of the Western Front 1940-1945, Rare Photographs From Wartime Archives FILE: R3069 AUTHOR: Anthony Tucker Jones PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword BINDING: soft back PRICE: £14.99 GENRE: Non Fiction SUBJECT: WWII, World War II, World War 2, Second World War, Western Front, Battle of France, BEF, armoured vehicles, development, deployment, French Army, German Army, Panzers, D-Day, advance on Germany
PAGES: 130 IMAGE: B3069.jpg BUYNOW: tinyurl.com/yg9whprf LINKS: DESCRIPTION: The very popular Images of War series provides stunning images from official and private collections. This new addition offers an illuminating view of the development of tanks employed on the Western Front – Most Highly Recommended. Many readers, particularly younger readers, may be very surprised by this book because it demonstrates tank development of the period through the images of tanks that fought and lost. It also shows how the Panzers were not the best tanks for the job and why. When the Battle of France opened, the German tanks were not the best in the field, but what was on their side was tactics and a huge gamble that paid off. The most numerous German tanks were light reconnaissance vehicles with thin armour, light armament and some reliability problems. The British and French tanks facing them were numerically superior, technically better, but frittered away in small numbers, except for the Battle of Arras where the British planned a massed attack to buy time for the retreating Anglo-French forces to reach Dunkirk and safe evacuation to Britain. In this attack, the Germans were badly shaken and it demonstrated clearly what could have been achieved had the British tankers been given the same opportunity in the other battles. The author has divided tanks by nationality and stages in the progress of the land war on the Western Front. Well-researched text introduces an excellent selection of rare images with concise captions and extended captions. This is an extremely effective guide to the models and types of tank with the best description of the variants of British tanks that has been published in decades. A valuable and informative work that will compliment even the most extensive WWII library.