Western Allied Tanks 1939-45
By David Porter (Author)
Illustrated with detailed artworks of American, British, French, Polish and other Western Allied nations tanks and their markings with exhaustive captions and specifications, Western Allied Tanks 1939–45: The Essential Tank Identification Guide offers an highly-illustrated guide to the main armoured fighting vehicles used by the Western Allies during World War II. This compact volume includes sample unit structures and orders of battle from company up to corps level. Organized by division, the book offers a comprehensive survey of Western Allied armoured fighting vehicles by campaign, including the fall of Poland, the defence of the Low Countries and France, desert warfare in North Africa, the push through Italy, the Normandy landings, the Battle of the Bulge and the final defeat of Germany. All the major and many minor tanks are featured, with variations of the M4 Sherman, Churchill and Matilda, as well as mat-laying, engineering and mine-clearing versions. Lesser known models from the early years of the war, armoured cars, halftracks, trucks and amphibious vehicles make this a rounded compendium of Western Allied armoured fighting vehicles. Packed with more than 200 full-color artworks and photographs with exhaustive specifications, Western Allied Tanks 1939–45 is a key reference guide for military modellers and World War II enthusiasts.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Since leaving the British Ministry of Defence in 2006 after 29 years’ service, David Porter has worked on a number of research projects, contributing articles and book reviews to the BBC History Magazine, the British Army Review and the Royal Engineers Journal.