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M7 Priest (Paperback)

Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives

WWII Tanks American History Colour Books WWII Photographic Books Weaponry Military

By David Doyle
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Series: Images of War
Pages: 143
ISBN: 9781526738851
Published: 4th February 2019

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The M7 Howitzer Motor Carriage, dubbed the Priest, was the most successful and widely used example of American self-propelled artillery during WWII. Examples continued to be used by the U.S. Army during the Korean war, and beyond, even serving Allied countries into the 1970s. Coined the Priest due to its pulpit-like structure for the gun commander, this armored fighting vehicle would see action in North Africa, Italy, and the D-Day landings in Normandy and all the way to Germany.

Plenty to interest the armour and artillery historian, and a high level of detail that I am certain modellers will love.

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Military Model Scene, Robin Buckland

I have been following the Images Of War series for quite some time now and each new book is a thrill to sit and go through. As a military modeling hobbyist, I am always in search of reference photos. This is one of those series of books that fit the bill. The M7 Priest by David Doyle is another great addition to my library. It is compiled of many historic photos of this iconic battle wagon, many of which I have never seen before.

Ray Stryker Ace, Freelance

This new addition follows the proven format of a high image count using an outstanding selection of rare images, with concise text that tell the story very well . - Highly Recommended

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Firetrench

This (photo)book does an excellent job in showing all the different versions and their development during the war (and even after). There are lots of very clear photos of the various M7’s during development, photos taken in the US during trials and training. These are obviously of much better quality than the photos taken in the field during the action... I truly enjoyed this book and will very likely use it in future when I get myself a scale model of an M7 !

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Flyin' and Ridin' Blog, Francois A. Dumas

This is an excellent book. Both the text and images are superb. I had no knowledge of this vehicle before reading Doyle's work, and yet I enjoyed reading, looking and learning about it so much, thanks to his lucid well organised text and the terrific photos, that I went out and bought two Revell 1/76 kits of the M7-Priest, and built two variants, using this book as reference. Very highly recommended.

Amazon Customer, Sebastian Palmer

About David Doyle

An avid military vehicle enthusiast whose collection includes 10 Vietnam-era vehicles, it not surprising that most of his 100+ published books focus on US military vehicles. In June 2015, he was presented the coveted Bart Vanderveen Award by the Military Vehicle Preservation Association, given in recognition of "…the individual who has contributed the most to the historic preservation of military vehicles worldwide."

Some of David Doyle's published works are - Panzerkampfwagen IV: The Backbone of Germany’s WWII Tank Forces; U.S. Half-Track Vehicles In Action; M151 Mutt In Action; The Complete DUKW Historical Reference; P-47 Thunderbolt In Action; B-17F Flying Fortress A Visual History of the B-17F Flying Fortress in WWII; USS Iowa (BB-61): The Story of "The Big Stick" from 1940 to the Present.

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