|Author||: Stuart Hills|
|Publisher||: Weidenfeld & Nicolson|
|Total Pages||: 256|
|Rating||: 4/5 (408 Downloads)|
Download or read book By Tank Into Normandy written by Stuart Hills and published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson. This book was released on 2003 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'One of the best half-dozen personal accounts of the Normandy campaign' - Richard Holmes Stuart Hills embarked his Sherman DD tank on to an LCT at 6.45 a.m., Sunday 4 June 1944. He was 20 years old, unblooded, fresh from a public-school background and Officer Cadet training. He was going to war. Two days later, his tank sunk, he and his crew landed from a rubber dinghy with just the clothes they stood in. After that, the struggles through the Normandy bocage in a replacement tank (of the non-swimming variety), engaging the enemy in a constant round of close encounters, led to a swift mastering of the art of tank warfare and remarkable survival in the midst of carnage and destruction. His story of that journey through hell to victory makes for compulsive reading.