Greenwich Editions, new ed., 1996. Xvi + 296 pp., frontis., + photo-ills., ills., + maps. D.j., 27 x 20cm. Small blemishes to top edge o/w Nr.FINE. In Tank Action the author looks in detail at forty-two individual low-level battles spanning eighty years of armoured warfare, ranging from the First and Second World Wars to Korea and Vietnam, the Arab-Israeli conflicts and the Gulf War. He has chosen from as many possible scenarios as possible and in describing each action the emphasis is on the individual tank commanders involved. He is also mindful that a tank commander is only ever as good as his driver, gunner and loader / radio operator. To give the reader the best perspective of what commanding a tank is all about, the author includes short technical descriptions of the armoured fighting vehicles that took part, the different kinds of terrain over which actions were fought, and the types of ammunition used. Generously illustrated.