Tank Killers

A History of America's World War II Tank Destroyer Force

Harry Yeide

 
Date Published :
April 2010
Publisher :
Casemate
Language:
English
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16 b/w illustrations
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Overview
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This is the story of the specialized U.S. armored force designed specifically to kill enemy tanks in direct combat. It follows the men who fought in the TDs from the formation of the force in 1941 through the victory over the Third Reich in 1945, through North Africa, Italy, France, and Germany, describing a story of American flexibility and pragmatism in military affairs. It draws heavily on the records of the tank destroyer battalions and the units with which they fought, and veterans of the force add their personal stories.

"This gritty and well written account of the TD's is a fantastic read. . . .Whether your interest is armour or history I would highly recommend this book."—Military Modeling

"This thoroughly researched and well presented history of a relatively little known, but significant, contributor to victory is a valuable addition to US Army history"—Journal of America's Military Past

About The Author
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Harry Yeide has been a national security affairs analyst for the federal government for 27 years. He received a BA in political science and German from Muhlenberg College in 1982 and an MA in international affairs from the George Washington University in 1984. In his position with the federal government he has worked as a political, terrorism, and economic analyst on the Soviet Bloc, the Balkans, the Aegean, East Asia, South Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and he has served in numerous assignments overseas. He is the author of a number of works of military history, including The Longest Battle and First to the Rhine.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Preface

Chapter 1: Seek, Strike, and Destroy
Chapter 2: North Africa: Seeing the Elephant
Chapter 3: From Gloom to Glory
Chapter 4: The Tough Underbelly
Chapter 5: Anzio and Two Roads to Rome
Chapter 6: Storming Fortress Europe
Chapter 7: Armored Thunder
Chapter 8: The Battle for the Border
Chapter 9: The Battle of the Bulge
Chapter 10: Sought, Struck, and Destroyed

Appendix A: Tank Destroyer Battalions by Campaign
Appendix B: Battalion Profiles

Glossary
Notes
Bibliography
Index

REVIEWS
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"…this thouroughly researched and well presented history of a relatively little known, but significant, contributor to victory is a valuable addition to US Army history"

- Journal of America's Military Past, January 2008

"This gritty and well written account of the TD's is a fantastic read….Whether your interest is armour or history I would highly recommend this book.”

- Military Modeling.com, January 2008

...very well-done... ought to be welcome by those of us who enjoy a good read ...

- Missing Lynx, August 2008

"…interesting book, and definitely the best coverage of tank destroyers currently on the market."

- Stone & Stone Second World War Books, January 2008

…this thoroughly researched and well presented history of a relatively little known, but significant, contributor to victory is a valuable addition to US Army history

- Journal of America's Military Past, Winter 2007

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