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2.0 out of 5 stars Nothing new, 11 Aug 2013
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This review is from: Armored Thunderbolt: The Sherman Tank in World War II (Hardcover)
I have a good sized library of books some of which are authored by Steve Zaloga, I find his books a good general reference for American Armour/military WWII photos.
I find this author has a very patriotic writing style, given my profession demands objective thinking I carry this way of gathering information into my hobby.
The written material in this book is too American bias, I know the book is about US armour but there is little objective evaluation about the subject or those who commanded and operated these vehicles.
The Sherman tank is a good subject for modellers but it was not a great tank and by wars end it was obsolete, many Americans died needlessly operating theses machines due to poor command decisions and disasterous forward planning which almost resulted in wide spread mutiny in the months after D-Day.
This book reminds me of the material written about the 7th Cavalry after the battle of the Little Big Horn, do we still need to wait a hundred years before mainstream authors will write books of true historical accuracy.
The photos in the book offer nothing new, most are very well known and of small size printed poorly. This is a cheap money maker for the author packaged to bump up the price, not a good book in my opinion and expensive given the content.
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