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The German 88 (Kindle)

The Most Famous Gun of the Second World War

WWII Tanks

By Terry Gander
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
File Size: 59.3 MB (.mobi)
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781781597842
Published: 3rd April 2012

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The German 88 mm guns became the most famous and feared artillery pieces of the Second World War. They appeared in a whole series of forms ranging from anti-aircraft to anti-tank and tank-guns, including several self-propelled platforms. Although primarily anti-aircraft guns they gained an awesome reputation as anti-tank weapons, a reputation that remains to this day.

Terry Gander, in this in-depth, highly illustrated study, tells the story of the 88 from its first manifestations during the Great War to its clandestine development in Sweden, its production in Germany, its first 'multi-role' initiation during the Spanish Civil War and its part in the campaigns of 1939-40. As well as a detailed technical description of the gun and its development, his book features vivid accounts of the 88 in action in many of the main theatres of the Second World War, in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany, and on the Eastern Front.

Overall The German 88 is an invaluable, comprehensive overview of one of the war’s most important weapons.

THOMAS ZACHARIS 

Subtitled 'The Most Famous Gun of the Second World War' Terry Gander's book tells the story of this famous artillery piece. Covering both the technical aspects and the use of of the '88' in action, this is an interesting and in-dpth examination of what was arguably not just the most famous gun of WW2, but the most feared.

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