Perrett, Bryan.


1st ed., 1974. 148 pp., several photo-plates + ills. D.j., 22 x 14cm. V.G. For the last three years of World War II, the Churchill tank, in its many forms, fought in more actions than any other British or American design, with the exception of the ubiquitous Sherman. Its record reads like the British Army’s battle honours of the period – Hunt’s Gap, Longstop Hill, the Hitler Line, the Gothic Line, the Atlantic Wall, Hill 309, the Reichswald, and many others. Designed to fight in support of the infantry, it was a good friend to almost every allied division in the field. In telling the Churchill’s story from Dieppe onwards, the author draws upon much hitherto unpublished material to enlarge on famous actions from Alamein to Caumont.

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