Forging the Thunderbolt

Forging the Thunderbolt

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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


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