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Victorious_Nox #1 Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:46 AM

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So i presume their are some of us that haven't forgot about good ole' pen and paper books so here say what book you would recommend to people on this forum (please keep it tank specific guys, i dont want people recommending "50 Shades of Ga/-Grey").



D-DAY TO VICTORY
Diary of a British Tank Commander

Book follows the life of SGT Trevor Greenwood and his service with the 9th RTR (Royal Tank Regiment) from the start of the Normandy landing to the invasion of Nazi Germany and end of the war.


I sincerely recommend this book as its only £7 from Amazon and shows how harsh a tank crewman's life was. Dont expect LOADS of tank combat however it does go into large amounts of detail (for a diary) of conflict between the 9RTR Churchill's and the enemy Panzer II's. It does however go alot into how the crew where treated by both French,Belgium,Dutch and German civilians when they where liberating Europe. It also goes into detail about the British Armored corps and how they fought in WW2

vito_von_bang #2 Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:49 AM

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Tiger in the mud... A MUST READ! A great inside on the Aasten front I quote "5 Russian tanks was more dangerous than 30 american"

punishersal #3 Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:52 AM

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Currently reading "Rommel Papers". It doesnt have so much tanks in it, but it has some overall tank tactics mentioning and other stuff.

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Hofwegen_1 #4 Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:32 PM

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Red storm rising by Tom Clancy
Third world war full of naval, air and ground warfare.
And some good tankbattles in it.

Ubertoaster #5 Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:52 PM

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Well, "Achting Panzer!" is a good book, describing the absurd situations Heinz Guderian was in.
"Killing Rommel" also has some tank elements in it (the main character was a Crusader tank commander, before joining the LRDG). It describes battles in North Africa.

Yamaxanadu #6 Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:11 PM

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I had read "Creation of Armor". The book is about how T-34 was born, the hard life of its creator and his dreams about peaceful feature, how his colleagues continued to deal with "child problems" of T-34 but failed to fix it before the war, how they worked after evacuation and battle test on the field...

Sotahullu #7 Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:23 PM

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"World War II Japanese Tank Tactics by Osprey"

Total gold. And Osprey has already nice collection of books about tanks and WW2 in general ^^

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ilosz #8 Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:42 PM

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Panzer Tracts by Hilary L. Doyle
It is the biggest encyclopedia of the tanks in this small world!
I also recommed the books by Kurt Rieder

tigerstreak #9 Posted 30 December 2012 - 04:47 AM

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stackpole have 50-100? books :o
otto carius - tigers in the mud
michael wittman - 2 books
400page book just on kursk....

http://www.amazon.co...words=Stackpole Military History

Edited by tigerstreak, 04 January 2013 - 07:44 PM.


Cuddly_Spider #10 Posted 30 December 2012 - 08:56 PM

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http://www.amazon.co...s/dp/0971765022

Sledgehammers: Strengths and Flaws of Tiger Tank Battalions in World War II by Christopher W. Wilbeck, Otto Carius, Viktor Iskrov and Ray Holt.

It will dispel a lot of the mythology around the tigers. It will also explain why, as a weapon of war, the tiger and its various spin-offs were very much white elephants and were actually obstacles to German military power.

Grand_Moff_Tano #11 Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:18 AM

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50 Shades of Hay :P
Star Wars Invasion V.1, 2 & 3

tigerstreak #12 Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:45 PM

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View PostMr_Chipmunk, on 31 December 2012 - 12:18 AM, said:

50 Shades of Hay :P
Star Wars Invasion V.1, 2 & 3
your humour might be too subtle for some people :)

Kaffekasken #13 Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:24 PM

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View PostUbertoaster, on 28 December 2012 - 10:52 PM, said:

Well, "Achting Panzer!" is a good book, describing the absurd situations Heinz Guderian was in.

You must be thinking about Panzer Leader by Guderian. Guderian's Achtung Panzer! is (imo) a terribly dry read about the lessons learned from WW1 about nascent tank warfare.

Tigers in the mud would also be my choice if you're just going to get one book.

Edited by Kaffekasken, 04 January 2013 - 08:25 PM.


TheSEmperor #14 Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:36 PM

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Tank Spotter's Guide is absolutely essential for anyone with an interest in tanks; given for free at the bovington camp tank museum.




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