By Tank Into Normandy

By Tank Into Normandy A Memoir of the Campaign in North-West Europe from D-Day to VE Day - Cassell Military Paperbacks

Paperback (11 Sep 2003) | English

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Synopsis

'One of the best half-dozen personal accounts of the Normandy campaign' - Richard Holmes

Stuart Hills embarked his Sherman DD tank on to an LCT at 6.45 a.m., Sunday 4 June 1944. He was 20 years old, unblooded, fresh from a public-school background and Officer Cadet training. He was going to war. Two days later, his tank sunk, he and his crew landed from a rubber dinghy with just the clothes they stood in. After that, the struggles through the Normandy bocage in a replacement tank (of the non-swimming variety), engaging the enemy in a constant round of close encounters, led to a swift mastering of the art of tank warfare and remarkable survival in the midst of carnage and destruction. His story of that journey through hell to victory makes for compulsive reading.

Book information

ISBN: 9780304366408
Publisher: Orion
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pub date:
DEWEY: 940.542142092
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 255
Weight: 194g
Height: 197mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 21mm