By Tank: D to VE Days
by Ken Tout
Publisher's Description: Like most of his comrades, Ken Tout was just 20 years old in Normandy 1944. Not until the 1980s did he feel able to gather their memoirs in three books, Tank!, Tanks, Advance! and To Hell with Tanks. Now these adventures are condensed into this one continuous narrative. Follow the very ordinary young lads of the Northamptonshire Yeomanry through the massive enemy defences on Bourguebus Ridge, to the snows of the Ardennes, the night crossing of the River Rhine, and final roll-call in Zwolle's Grote Kerkl, where they celebrated with liberated Dutch citizens. The author graphically describes the total experience—the heat, noise, and smells—inside the Sherman tank. By Tank: D Day to VE Days vividly recalls, in one complete volume, the whole experience of battle with utter authenticity—the fear, confusion, boredom, excitement and grief.
Brazen Chariots: An Account of Tank Warfare in the Western Desert
by Robert Crisp
Publisher's Description: Major Robert Crisp recounts Operation Crusader, the great tank battle waged against Rommel's Afrika Korps on the borders of Egypt. Robert Crisp was a South African Test cricketer, a major in the Third Royal Tank Regiment, and a journalist.
Tanks and Trenches: First Hand Accounts of Tank Warfare in the First World War
Edited by David Fletcher
Publisher's Description: The vivid accounts in this book are taken from the early days of tank warfare and give an idea of the crucial role that tanks played in breaking the murderous stalemate on the Western Front. This influence was acknowledged by friend and foe alike and, while not decisive, it certainly hastened the end of that dreadful conflict, saving thousands of Allied lives and ushering in a new era of mechanised warfare. David Fletcher, the editor, draws his material exclusively from the archives of the world famous Tank Museum at Bovington Camp, Dorset. His linking narrative guides us through the war, battle-by-battle, from September 1916 to the Armistice, using first hand accounts of the tank actions.