US Armored Units in the North African and Italian Campaigns 1942–45

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US Armored Units in the North African and Italian Campaigns 1942–45

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The Mediterranean Theater of Operations (MTO) saw the first operational deployment of US armoured divisions in World War II, and the experience proved chastening for the 1st Armored Division when it suffered defeat at the hands of Rommel's Afrika Korps at the battle of Kasserine Pass. This title covers the organization of these early US armored divisions, as well as the independent tank and tank destroyer battalions that accompanied them. It details the evolution of US armoured warfare tactics and doctrine, learned from the difficult experiences of North Africa, and illustrates how they were used elsewhere in the Mediterranean, particularly in the Italian Peninsula.

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Published Feb 20 2013
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781472801548
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 55 b/w; 19 col
Series Battle Orders
Short code BTO 21
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Steven J. Zaloga

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from U…

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