Churchill Infantry Tank 1941-51 by Bryan PerrettChurchill Infantry Tank 1941-51 by Bryan Perrett

Churchill Infantry Tank 1941-51

byBryan PerrettIllustratorMike Chappell


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The Churchill was undoubtedly one of the most successful British tanks of the Second World War. Although it suffered from being underarmed, a defect common to most British armoured vehicles of the period, it was nevertheless loved by its crews: its cross-country ability was unrivalled and it was less inclined to 'brew-up' from a direct hit than the Sherman. It was also adaptable. Modified Churchills played a crucial part in the initial D-Day landings and in the subsequent advance through France. Bryan Perrett traces the life of this slow-moving but effective and respected tank from its initial inception through till its eventual obsolescence.
Bryan Perrett was born in 1934 and educated at Liverpool College. He served in the Royal Armoured Corps, the 17th/21st Lancers, Westminster Dragoons and the Royal Tank Regiment, and was awarded the Territorial Decoration. During the Falklands and Gulf wars, he worked as defence correspondent for the Liverpool Echo. A highly successful ...
Title:Churchill Infantry Tank 1941-51Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.8 × 7.23 × 0.13 inPublisher:Bloomsbury USA

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ISBN - 10:1855322978

ISBN - 13:9781855322974

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent overview of the Churchill Infantry Tank The Churchill tank was the last of the effective infantry tanks used by Britain. The doctrine that it was based on was challenged by the realities of the Second World War, and the Churchill sometimes struggled to be fully effective, especially when it came to it's main gun, often a step behind its German counterparts. But Churchill was effective in supporting infantry, could absorb damage and was an important basis for a wide range of support vehicles. Osprey does its usual wonderful job in showing the history of this important tank, it's development and service use, with the usual excellent array of photos and illustrations.
Date published: 2017-01-26

Table of Contents

Development · Operational History · Organization and Tactics · Operation "Jubilee" · Africa · Italy · North-West Europe · Burma and Korea · Variants