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Armoured Warfare on the Eastern Front (Paperback)

WWII Russia & the Eastern Front Tanks Photographic Books WWII Photographic Books Military

By Anthony Tucker-Jones
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Series: Images of War
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781848842809
Published: 20th June 2011



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On the Eastern Front during the Second World War massive Soviet and German tank armies clashed in a series of battles that were unmatched in their scale and ferocity. Several of them have attained almost legendary status. But epic encounters such as these were only part of a broader story, as Anthony Tucker-Jones demonstrates in this selection of graphic photographs. While the images give a fascinating inside view of combat, they also reveal the daily routines of tank warfare 65 years ago. Training, maintenance, transportation and supply are shown, as are the daily lives of the tank crews and the often appalling conditions in which they worked and fought. The photographs also record in vivid detail the destructive reality of armoured warfare, from the initial triumphant advance of the German panzers deep into the Soviet Union to the massive Red Army counter-offensives which drove the German armies back to Berlin.

Each chapter includes a useful introduction and the pictures each come with an accurate and informative caption, describing the item in the picture and placing it in context, comparing it to its opponents at the time or looking at production numbers. This is a high quality piece of work, and a useful photographic guide to the armoured vehicles of the Eastern Front.

History of war

This is essentially a photo-history of the war on the Eastern front between Germany and the Soviet Union. Each section has a concise introduction detailing campaigns, character units and equipment used. The real value of the book is in the photo pages of which the majority have two good-sized monochrome photographs each with a caption.
Thoroughly recommended for the armchair historian, AFV enthusiast and modelmaker.

Military Modelcraft International

In short, the author has collated an excellent collection of images which vividly reveal the Eastern Front experience and he must be commended.

Military Archive Research.com

An interesting and, on occasion, quite graphic record of the destructive reality of armoured warfare on the Eastern Front from the initial triumphant advance of the German panzers deep into the Soviet Union to the massive Red Army counter-offensives that drove them back towards Berlin.

Classic Military Vehicle, Sept 2011

This book will definitely appeal to the vehicle enthusiast, packed as it is with many superb archive photos of Russian and German tanks and military vehicles, many of which will not have been seen before. Model makers in particular will find this book a great sources of inspiration for model dioramas.

Military Machines International

About Anthony Tucker-Jones

Anthony Tucker-Jones is a prolific writer on the history of fighting vehicles and armoured warfare. He has also written extensively on military affairs and terrorism. After a career in the intelligence community, he became a freelance defence writer and military historian. His most recent books are Hitler's Great Panzer Heist, Falaise: The Flawed Victory, Stalin's Revenge: Operation Bagration and the Annihilation of Army Group Centre, Operation Dragoon: The Liberation of Southern France 1944, Armoured Warfare on the Eastern Front, Armoured Warfare in the North African Campaign, Armoured Warfare in the Battle for Normandy, The Kalashnikov in Combat and The Soviet-Afghan War.

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