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Iron Fist: Classic Armoured Warfare: Classic Armoured Warfare Case Studies (Cassell Military Classics) Kindle Edition
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This book does not seek to be a comprehensive account of armoured warfare; it is ten times too short for that. But it does present a vivid, well-chosen cross section of the last century's important engagements.
Many snapshots come to mind after reading it, such as the description of one of the Tiger's first appearances in the Ukraine, when two Tigers concealed in a village destroyed no fewer than 34 T34s from a Soviet tank brigade that came too close. Noting that the Tiger's high-velocity 88 mm shot often blew the turrets clean off their targets, the German troops coined the morale-raising slogan, "The T34 lifts its hat when it meets a Tiger!" There is also the bizarre story of how a Japanese artillery officer wielding a sword nearly managed to capture a British tank. He leaped onto the hull, killed the commander with his sword, then the gunner, and had to be shot no fewer than 9 times before he finally died. No matter how sophisticated technology becomes, wars are always decided by human bravery and intelligence in the last analysis.
All in all, an excellent read. Informative and interesting.
Very interesting for military history enthusiasts, but might be a little dry for the more general public.