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A leading authority on tanks and land warfare has gathered a magnificent and unprecedented collection of photographs of Germany's seemingly invincible armored tanks in all the war theaters. Here are the Kpfw variants, the superheavies, and specialized vehicles. Some appear in the midst of hard-fought battles in Stalingrad, while others ceremonially parade through cheering crowds. Expert commentary on the tanks' details, personal accounts of individual engagements, information on organization and training, and an emphasis on action make this a lively and informative military study.
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Lt. Col. George Forty CBE FMA is a leading authority on land warfare in the twentieth century. A former tank officer - he had command of a tank in the Korean War, and was wounded in battle - he established his reputation as Curator of the Tank Museum at Bovington, which he brought to be one of the world's leading military museums. He is a prolific author, and edits the quarterly jouReview:
I'm very happy to find this book. The author (an ex officer) alterned detailed of the tanks with some true tales from officers of the WWII. These are in the chapters "Battle history". There is also a chapter on the super-heavy tank, very rare to find something about them.The language (for non-English people) is not very difficult. Well done, Mr. Forty! --By Gentili Marcello
I bought this as I've recently been playing World of Tanks and it's re-enlivened a childhood obsession. The book starts with some history about the development of tanks in WWI through the interim years to WWII and the organisation of tank regiments. Each subsequent chapter comprises some technical details about the development of each tank type and variants and, so far, a pertinent personal account, which makes the content less dry. There are many B&W photographs throughout. The book is written in an accessible style, which wouldn't put off anyone from young adult upward. --David Kirk
George Forty's book on the German tanks of WW2 is a great beginning for anyone wanting to learn the basics of German armour of the period. It is both a history lesson and a guide to the major German variants used from the beginning to the end of WW2. From the diminutive Panzer One's and Two's to the 70 ton monster known as the Jagdtiger,it's all there including variants like the Maus and E-100. Production numbers,deployment and actual combat accounts round out this necessary volume. I highly recommend this as a beginning to understanding how "blitzkrieg" operated and worked and when it didn't work,re,Russia. The book is complete with photos and drawings and authoritative in all aspects. --By R. A. Petro -
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Book Description Arms & Armour Press, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1854095013
Book Description Arms & Armour Press, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111854095013