A military history classic of the rise of America's armoured forces from their humble beginnings in borrowed tanks on the battlefields of France in World War I to a thundering crescendo of tactical prowess and lethal power as they spearheaded the liberation of Western Europe in World War II. A brilliant, straightforward study of the men and machines that brought fame to the likes of Generals Patton, Pershing, and Chaffee and the Sherman, Grant and Lee tank. Features a detailed look at the career of Gen. Adna Romanza Chaffee, the 'Father of the Armoured Force' and a photo insert of the men and machines that made the American Armoured Corps a legend.Wheeled Vehicle Department, which trained its students in automotive maintenance of the scarcely less important wheeled motor ... Tactics Department, which gave a basic course designed to train platoon and command leaders, as well as ananbsp;...
|Title||:||Forging the Thunderbolt|
|Author||:||Mildred Hanson Gillie|
|Publisher||:||Stackpole Books - 2006|