Book Review: Allied Armor in Normandy

In this video we review the new book Allied Armor in Normandy  This book is part of the Casemate Illustrated series and is written by Yves Buffetaut.

Publisher’s Description:

Tanks were the beasts of the Second World War, machines designed to destroy anything and anyone in their path. Throughout the summer of 1944, the Allied forces readily employed tanks and armored vehicles to gain ground in the bloody campaign of Normandy. Heavily armed, they provided a kind of support which no number of infantrymen could offer, battling their way through enemy lines with their guns blazing. From the US 2nd Armored Division named ‘Hell on Wheels’ to the British ‘Achilles’ tank, the encounters they had in battle were explosive.

This volume of the Casemate Illustrated series explores the Normandy invasion from the perspective of the Allied Armored divisions, looking at how armored vehicles played a central role in the many battles that took place. It includes over 40 profiles of tanks and armored vehicles, from the American Sherman and Stuart tanks to the bulldozers and amphibious vehicles designed for the beach.

With detailed diagrams and many photos illustrating the composition of the Allied armored divisions and tank regiments present at Normandy, this volume explains the crucial part played by tanks in gaining a foothold in Normandy after the D-Day landings, as well as the significance of many other types of armored vehicles.

Author Profile: Col Robert Icks

We shot this short video a couple days ago taking a look at tank author and researcher Col. Robert Icks.  Icks (1900-1985) was one of the first people to write extensively on the topic of tanks and armored vehicles.  His work would inspire many other researchers and writers to explore the topic.

Book Alert: Mephisto

A brief video about a new book from the Queensland Museum on the A7V tank “Mephisto”.

 

Military History Not Visualized: T-35 – The Idea and Combat Performance with Francis Pulham

Over at the Military History Not Visualized Channel on youtube, they have posted an audio only interview with Francis Pulham, author of the book Fallen Giants: The Combat Debut of the T-35A Tank.

Book Review: Hungarian Armored Forces of World War II

A video book review of Hungarian Armored Forces in World War II (Photosniper) by Peter Mujzer, published by Kagero as part of their Photosniper series.

Book Review: SD.KFZ.6 Mittlerer Zugkraftswagen 5t

Here is our video book review of Sd.Kfz. 6 Mittlerer Zugkfraftwagen 5t (Camera ON) by Alan Ranger.

 

 

Video Book Review: Tank Wrecks of the Eastern Front 1941-1945

We review the latest in the Images of War series from Pen & Sword Publishing, Tank Wrecks of the Eastern Front 1941–1945: Rare Photographs from Wartime Archives (Images of War) by Anthony Tucker-Jones.