Men Inside the Metal

The British AFV Crewman in WW2

Dick Taylor

Date Published :
March 2014
Publisher :
Series :
Green Series
Illustration :
200 b/w & color photos & all pages in color with photos and drawings
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9788389450661
Pages : 160
Dimensions : 11.75 X 8.25 inches
Stock Status : In stock


A detailed study of the uniform and equipment used by British AFV crews in WW2. The evolution of uniforms, and the variations in actual use on all fronts, are described and illustrated, as is the personal equipment of AFV crews. The advantages and drawbacks of all the designs are discussed, in the context of actual front-line operational experience.

Illustrated with many photos and drawings, covering all uniform variations and equipment.


"Thousands of books have been published over the years covering the various armored fighting vehicles utilized by British and Commonwealth forces in the Second World War, and many of them are sitting on my bookshelves, and I am sure yours. There are also numerous books on the various battles that took place involving these vehicles and the generals, officers, and enlisted men who took part. But it is rare that you get a book as detailed as this one on the individual crewmen who accompanied these machines into battle...Anyone reading this review today and who is familiar with Mr. Smith’s previous works can rest assured that his latest effort covering British crewmen in WW2 is just as well written, just as lavishly illustrated, and represents excellent value for money. I can’t recommend this book highly enough"


"This book will be of interest to military historians and enthusiasts and modelers of military figures."

- AMPS Indianapolis

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