Battleground

Battleground

The Greatest Tank Duels in History

General Military
  • Author: Steven J. Zaloga
  • Short code: GNM
  • Publication Date: 20 Aug 2011
  • ISBN: 9781849085519
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 368
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About this Product

The tank came of age during World War II at the cutting edge of Hitler's Blitzkrieg and became the most powerful machine on the twentieth-century battlefield. But what was it like to be a driver or gunner in the Battle of the Bulge, on the Eastern Front, the deserts of North Africa or the dusty plains of Iraq? From the Sherman and the Tiger to the Abrams M1, Battleground shows how tank crews dealt with the deafening noise and scorching heat of battle whilst driving and operating tonnes of sophisticated machinery. Packed with breathtaking first-hand accounts and with real-life insights and detailed drawings, this book takes readers inside the greatest tanks ever developed in the some of the most crucial duels of modern land warfare.

Biographical Note

Steven J Zaloga received his BA in History from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has worked as an analyst in the aerospace industry for over two decades, covering missile systems and the international arms trade, and has served with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think-tank. He is the author of numerous books on military technology and military history, with an accent on the US Army in World War II as well as Russia and the former Soviet Union.

Contents

Introduction
Panther vs T-34: Ukraine 1943
Sherman Firefly vs Tiger: Normandy 1944
T-34-85 vs M26 Pershing: Korea 1950
Centurion vs T-55: Golan Heights 1973
M1A1 Abrams vs T-72: Desert Storm 1991
Conclusion
Further Reading

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