About this Product
This book investigates the design, development and operation of the machines deployed by the British Guards Armoured Division during World War 2, including the Stuart Light Tank, the Sherman Medium Tank and the Crusader Cruiser Tank . The division's experiences in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany are all covered.
The late John Sandars was born in 1937 and educated at Oundle School. He served as a Marine Engineer Officer in the Royal Navy, latterly in the submarine branch. A well-known military modeller and freelance author, he specialized in the British troops of the Second World War. John Sandars died following major surgery after delivering the manuscript and illustrations for this book.Mike Chappell comes from an Aldershot family with British Army connections stretching back several generations. He enlisted as a teenage private in the Royal Hampshire Regiment in 1952 and retired in 1974, as RSM of the 1st Battalion The Wessex Regiment (Rifle Volunteers), after seeing service in Malaya, Cyprus, Swaziland, Libya, Germany, Ulster and home garrisons. He began painting military subjects in 1968 and since then has gained worldwide popularity as a military illustrator. Mike has also written and illustrated many books in the Osprey Military list.