TANKS ACROSS THE DESERT : THE WAR DIARY OF JAKE WARDROP.

Forty, George. (Ed.).


£30.00




Kimber, 1st ed., 1981. 222 pp., numerous photo-ills., + a map. D.j., 24 x 16cm. Lower corners bumped o/w Nr.FINE. Signed Presentation Copy from the editor, George Forty, to the Military Historian and Author, Bryan Perrett. This book tells the story of war through the eyes of a tank sergeant. It gives an extremely accurate picture of fierce tank soldiering in the Second World War, vividly recreating the atmosphere of conflict and destruction encountered by one tank, of one squadron of one regiment in North Africa and later in Italy. Sergeant Jake Wardrop joined the 5th Battalion, Royal Tank Corps in 1937 and fought in France in the summer of 1940, then in the Western Desert, Tripolitania, Tunisia and on into Italy until December 1943. The 5th then returned to the UK to prepare for D-Day and Jake was killed in action a few days before the end of the war. He kept a detailed and graphic record of each battle in which he took part from 1941 to 1943, compiling a personal diary which had long remained in his mother's possession. This is a Signed Presentation Copy from the Editor to the military author, Bryan Perrett.


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