By Tank into Normandy

By Tank into Normandy

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HILLS, S (2003) By Tank into Normandy
Paperback Ed London, UK: Cassell Military Paperbacks
Hardback London, UK: Cassell & Co
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This is an account by 2nd Lt Stuart Hills of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry of tank warfare, spearheading the invasion into fiercely held enemy territory, where every gain usually came at a terrible cost. Success in tank warfare depends, inter alia, on swift accurate fire and quick thinking by the commander. The struggles through the Normandy bocage, engaging the well-armed enemy in a constant round of close encounters led to a mastering of the art and a remarkable survival through carnage and destruction. Stuart Hills captures the experience of tank warfare with vivid reality.