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THE SHERMAN TANK SCANDAL OF WWII

C.M.Dejohn

102,00 €

For Want of a Gun

  • Codice: 231CZ036
  • ISBN: 9780764352508
  • Autore: C.M.Dejohn
  • Editore: SCHIFFER
  • Note: Illustrazioni a colori e in b/n
  • Formato: 23.5 X 32
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • Rilegatura: Rilegato Con Sovracc.
  • Pagine: 390
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2017

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Codice: 231CZ036
ISBN: 9780764352508
Autore: C.M.Dejohn
Editore: SCHIFFER
Note Illustrazioni a colori e in b/n
Formato 23.5 X 32
Lingua Inglese
Rilegatura Rilegato Con Sovracc.
Pagine 390
Anno di pubblicazione 2017

Questa straordinaria storia espone lo scandalo dei carri armati Sherman della seconda guerra mondiale, che coinvolge alcuni dei più grandi nomi americani e si estende dalla Casa Bianca e dal Pentagono alle fabbriche e ai fronti di battaglia.

This remarkable story exposes the Sherman tank scandal of World War II, involving some of the biggest American names and stretching from the White House and Pentagon to factories and battlefronts. Outgunned by more powerful German opponents, the inferiority of American tanks led to some of the worst setbacks of the war, prolonging it in Europe. US tankers ultimately prevailed, but over 60,000 armored division soldiers were killed and wounded; their preventable sacrifice inspired the Hollywood movie Fury. Included are striking images of the Sherman's adversaries (photographed exclusively at the National Museum of Cavalry and Armor), along with original equipment, documents, period propaganda, and vintage photos of Sherman tanks in action. As a German officer noted, "I was on this hill with six 88mm antitank guns...Every time they sent a tank, we knocked it out. Finally we ran out of ammunition, and the Americans didn't run out of tanks."