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Iron Fist by Bryan Perrett

Discussion in 'The Library' started by Cholbert, Mar 9, 2006.

  1. Cholbert

    Cholbert New Member

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    ISBN 0-304-35128-8
    Published by Cassell Military Paperbacks
    1995
    209 pages not counting bibliography etc.

    The blurb states the book is on the evolution of armoured warfare from World War 1 onwards.

    It is not so much an evolution as a series of excerpts of individual actions or battles with a token description of armoured tactics, strategy and use. The accounts of battles/actions are quite good with focus on individual performances as well as overall goals. The book ends with the Gulf War of 1991 and also covers actions in Korea and Vietnam. The Australian detachments in Vietnam get a mention.

    Interestingly a chapter ( a small one) is devoted to the Japanese officer and his sword, who climbed into a Grant intending to take it out and the resulting fight in the turret. (remember that thread? - so not only do we have Merlins letter, we have it in a book)

    Overall I'd call it light reading, though the print is small :wink:

    As I don't intend keeping it I'm happy to mail it to any member interested.
     
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    jap in grant

    Coincidence, I have today posted off to the Tank Museum at Bovvy my letter from Scots Grays and details of the above mentioned incident.
     
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    I thought it's a very detailed book, and I have to say for the whole $4 Australian I payed for it, it was certainly worth it :) (Came in a pack of 10 WWII books for $40).

    Cheers,
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    got it for cheaper , a friend bought the pack deal and has no great interest
    in tank , got it for free .

    Loved it too , especialy the description of the armored cars sections
    roaming around the east
    also the polished young staff officer at el alamein , who when told by the
    tank commaders that the frontal assault will entail great losses,
    answers that monty is considering 100% loses as acceptable !
    must have been an interesting time to be a british tankist . :roll:

    A side question , there were armored cars and some tanks in shangai in
    the 30's , the tanks looked like renault ,
    anybody know something about it ?





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