Armored Thunderbolt : The U.S. Army Sherman in World War II Hardback
This book features hundreds of photos, including many never published before.
It provides riveting accounts of armoured warfare in World War II.
It compares the Sherman to other tanks, including the Panther and Tiger.
The author is a world-renowned expert on the Sherman tank and American armour.
Some tank crews referred to the American M4 Sherman tank as a "death trap".
Others, like General George Patton, believed that the Sherman helped win World War II.
So which was it: death trap or war winner? Armour expert Steven Zaloga answers that question by recounting the Sherman's combat history.
Focusing on Northwest Europe (but also including a chapter on the Pacific), Zaloga follows the Sherman into action on D-Day, among the Normandy hedgerows, during Patton's race across France, in the great tank battle at Arracourt in September 1944, at the Battle of the Bulge, across the Rhine, and in the Ruhr pocket in 1945.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 360 pages, b/w photos & illus
- Publisher: Stackpole Books
- Publication Date: 01/11/2008
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9780811704243