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50th Royal Tank Regiment: The Complete History

Hamilton, Stephen D

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ISBN 10: 0718829387 / ISBN 13: 9780718829384
Published by Lutterworth Press, 1996
Condition: As New Hardcover
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In gift giving condition. As New. Tight, clean and crisp. The book appears unread and looks New. With just a hint of storage rubbing to dustjacket. No inscriptions. No remainder mark. Not price clipped. Not ex-library. An excellent copy of the First Printing of the First Edition protected in a new Mylar cover. As New. ; 9.39 X 6.44 X 0.91 inches; 304 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 24572

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Title: 50th Royal Tank Regiment: The Complete ...

Publisher: Lutterworth Press

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition; First Printing.

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"... a fine tribute to a great regiment and I can commend it to prospective readers, specially military historians. I doubt whether there has ever been such a through and detailed record of any Territorial Regiment."
From the Foreword by Colonel V.J. Senior, MC

Inspired by the research that he carried out into the death of his grandfather whilst serving in the 50RTR, and the conversations with the old soldiers who had served with him, the author set about collecting the memories of those veterans. This book, the result of his research, takes the form of personal accounts, details from the regimental war diary and descriptions of the many battles in which they partook.

50RTR was formed in Bristol in April 1939 and disbanded only seven years later. In that short period, the regiment gained itself a reputation and a record that has not been equalled: 50RTR were in contact with enemy for 95% of their overseas service, for instance. They saw action in the Western Desert and North Africa, including El Alamein, Mareth and Sfax, and then Sicily, Italy and Athens.

A moving introduction is provided by Brigadier HBC Watkins, MBE, himself an officer in the RTR for 34 years. He describes the book as 'most remarkable' and the battle descriptions as being 'excellent and must be of the greatest interest of students of the Second World War and will delight the survivors of the Regiment'.

The book includes a Roll of Honour and List of Awards, and is naturally dedicated to all the Officers, NCOs and Troops who served in the 50th Royal Tank Regiment.

About the Author:

Steven Hamilton has for many years studied military history as a hobby. A visit to his grandfather's grave focussed his attention on the regiment in whose service Lieutenant Corporal 'Paddy' Clifford was killed. Since then the author has written a number of articles for the Royal Tank Regiments quarterly journal TANK, and assisted other authors in their works of military history. At present he is undertaking a revision the whole of the World War II Roll of Honour for the Royal Armoured Corps, involving over seventy regiments; many will for the first time have their own Roll of Honour. As an unofficial archivist he gets a great deal of satisfaction from helping 'next of kin' and old comrades enquiring about family members and friends. Meanwhile he is employed as a carpenter in Germany. In his spare time he enjoys life in the fast lane, often literally so on his 1000cc motorcycle, frequently making the long journey to England on it. His home town is Derby, where his two children Dean and Stephanie live.

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