Monty's Marauders: The 4th and 8th Armoured Brigades in the Second World War by Patrick Delaforce

Monty's Marauders: The 4th and 8th Armoured Brigades in the Second World War

byPatrick Delaforce

Kobo ebook | February 28, 2008

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When Monty was given Allied command of the D Day landings he wasted no time gathering around him individuals and formations he could trust. Foremost among the latter were two armoured brigades: 4th (Black Desert Rats) and 8th (Red Fox's Mask). Both these brigades had unrivalled fighting records whether in North Africa, Sicily or Italy. They had proved themselves in bitter fighting against Rommel's Afrika Korps and the Italians. Once ashore in Normandy the two superb brigades went on to enhance their reputations on the journey to the heartland of Hitler's Third Reich and final victory. The author has written a fast moving and enthralling account of war at the sharp end.
Title:Monty's Marauders: The 4th and 8th Armoured Brigades in the Second World WarFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 28, 2008Publisher:Pen and SwordLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1473816459

ISBN - 13:9781473816459

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from monty - love him or hate him patrick delaforce tells the tale of Britain's Amoured Brigades from North Africa, Sicily, and Europe. From the early Vickers tankettes to the predominant (in numbers certainly) Shermans. The various Royal Tank Regiments take on Rommel, 88mm Cannon, Panthers and Tigers with pure guts, will and little sleep. Many a good man died with these hardy souls and Patrick brings to life the stories and tales that are legendary. The Desert Rats worked hard for their place in the sun. This is the story. If your a military aficionado who can cope with many acronyms, familiar with the British Army of WII and the various battles and operations, then you will likely enjoy this book. He draws from many memoirs of soldiers who served to complete this history stories well told but from his perspective. I am personally enjoying this book as it fills out the gaps in other similar books. I believe this is part of a trilogy that brings the reader through the different units of the Brit Army (Para, Armour and PBI -Poor Bloody Infantry). Pen
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