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The first truly comprehensive account of Churchill's secret weaponry and the 79th Armoured Division. Supported by first-hand reminiscences, this intriguing account illuminates the thrilling yet under-chronicled story of the development of World War II's most ingenious and unorthodox tanks.
Despite being Montgomery's brother-in-law and a talented tank expert, the eccentric Major-General Percy Hobart had been banished to the Home Guard. After Churchill rescued him, Hobart masterminded an extraordinary collection of tank-based secret weapons known as Hobart's Funnies. These supported every British and Canadian army and many US divisions for the rest of the war and played a vital role in the D-Day invasion.
Included here are the Sherman Crab, equipped with a rotating flail for clearing a path through minefields; the Churchill Crocodile, armed with a powerful flame thrower for clearing defensive works and urban warfare; the Churchill bridge-laying tank; the hugely important DD swimming tank; and other lesser-known projects.
This is a welcome reprint of the hardback,
  • AUTHOR: Delaforce, P
  • FORMAT: 256pp 31 Bw 17 maps 216x138 Pb
  • Code: 23985

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