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British Battle Tanks - British-Made Tanks of World War II

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British Battle Tanks - British-Made Tanks of World War II
by Osprey
Author: David Fletcher
Publish Year: 2017
Pages: 280
Dimensions: 7.55x9.75x1"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148555687
Mfg. part #: OSPGM256
Type: Hardcover


Plagued by unreliable vehicles and poorly thought-out doctrine, the early years of World War II were years of struggle for Britain's tank corps. Relying on tanks built in the late 1930s, and those designed and built with limited resources in the opening years of the war, they battled valiantly against an opponent well versed in the arts of armored warfare. This book is the second of a multi-volume history of British tanks by renowned British armor expert David Fletcher MBE. It covers the development and use of the Matilda, Crusader, and Valentine tanks that pushed back the Axis in North Africa, the much-improved Churchill that fought with distinction from North Africa to Normandy, and the excellent Cromwell tank of 1944-45. It also looks at Britain's super-heavy tank projects, the TOG1 and TOG2, and the Tortoise heavy assault tank, designed to smash through the toughest of battlefield conditions, but never put into production.