3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Fills an information niche in WW2 armor,
By A Customer
This review is from: Death Traps: The Survival of an American Armored Division in World War II (Hardcover)
Mr. Cooper tells a war story from a different aspect - an officer who has to "pick up the pieces" after the battle. The Ordnance personnel in an armored division had to supply new vehicles, repair damaged ones, and do field modifications. Not as glamorous as driving the tanks, but absolutely essential if a unit is going to keep going. Not just a technical history of the tanks, the book centers on the impressions of a young man, just out of engineering school, who finds himself in the middle of a war, keeping the tanks supplied and running, while often exposed to extreme danger himself. Essential reading for any student of the U.S. Army in Europe.
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