Forging the Thunderbolt

History of the U.S. Army's Armored Forces, 1917-45

M. H. Gillie

In less than thirty years, the U.S. Army's armored force rose from humble beginnings in borrowed tanks in World War I to a thundering crescendo of tactical prowess and lethal power during the liberation of Western Europe in World War II. M. H.
Publication date:
August 2006
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Series :
Stackpole Military History Series
Illustration :
36
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Paperback
ISBN : 9780811733434

Dimensions : 229 X 152 mm
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In less than thirty years, the U.S. Army's armored force rose from humble beginnings in borrowed tanks in World War I to a thundering crescendo of tactical prowess and lethal power during the liberation of Western Europe in World War II. M. H. Gillie's classic study recounts this stunning achievement: the bitter internal debates, the technological innovations, the live-or-die battles with German panzers. It is a dramatic look at the men and machines that brought fame to generals like John Pershing, George Patton, and Adna Chaffee and to the Sherman, Grant, and Lee tanks.