11 May, 2009

Tank Tracks: 9th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment at War, 1940-45 by Peter Beale


Now in paperback and fully illustrated -- a graphic picture of what it was like to live and fight as a member of a British heavy tank battalion in World War II.From shortly after D-Day on June 6,1944 until the end of the war in Europe on May 8, 1945, the men and Churchill tanks of the 9th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment saw plenty of combat. Tank Tracks makes extensive use of the 9th Battalion's War Diary, interwoven with letters, personal diaries and the author's own narrative to provide a vivid picture of life in a fighting unit. 

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