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Allied Armour, 1939–1945 (Hardback)

British and American Tanks at War

WWII British History Tanks American History Military

By Anthony Tucker-Jones
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Pages: 248
Illustrations: 70 black and white illustrations
ISBN: 9781526777973
Published: 5th November 2020

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During the first years of the Second World War, Allied forces endured a series of terrible defeats at the hands of the Germans, Italians and Japanese. Their tanks were outclassed, their armoured tactics were flawed. But the advent of new tank designs and variants, especially those from the United States, turned the tables. Although German armour was arguably still superior at the end of the war, the competence of Allied designs and the sheer scale of their production gave them a decisive advantage on the armoured battlefield. This is the fascinating story that Anthony Tucker-Jones tells in this book which is part of a three-volume history of armoured warfare during the Second World War.

Chapters cover each major phase of the conflict, from the early blitzkrieg years when Hitler’s panzers overran Poland, France and great swathes of the Soviet Union to the Allied fight back in tank battles in North Africa, Italy and northern Europe. He also covers less-well-known aspects of the armoured struggle in sections on Allied tanks in Burma, India and during the Pacific campaign. Technical and design developments are a key element in the story, but so are changes in tactics and the role of the tanks in the integrated all-arms forces that overwhelmed the Axis.

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About Anthony Tucker-Jones

Anthony Tucker-Jones, a former intelligence officer, is an author and commentator who specialises in military history, with more than 50 books to his name. His work has also been published in an array of magazines and online. He regularly appears on television and radio programmes commenting on current and historical military matters. His books include Stalin’s RevengeSlaughter on the Eastern Front, Kursk 1943The Eastern Front Air WarArmoured Warfare on the Eastern FrontD-Day 1944 and The Devil’s Bridge.

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