The Black Beret: The History Of South Africa's Armoured Forces. Volume 2: The Italian Campaign 1943-45 And Post-war by Willem SteenkampThe Black Beret: The History Of South Africa's Armoured Forces. Volume 2: The Italian Campaign 1943-45 And Post-war by Willem Steenkamp

The Black Beret: The History Of South Africa's Armoured Forces. Volume 2: The Italian Campaign 1943…

byWillem Steenkamp

Hardcover | October 19, 2017

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Volume 2 of The Black Beret picks up where the previous volume left off, describing the bowing out of the South African Tank Corps, the formation of 6th South African Armoured Division and its subsequent campaign in Italy. Its exploits in Italy are recounted in detail, from its blooding at Cassino, the pursuit to Rome, the hard fight to breach the Gothic Line through to final victory. The final part of the book recounts the events of 1945-61, including the introduction of the Centurion tank. This is an important and overlooked story, one told by Willem Steenkamp in a rich and unique style, drawing on a significant number of sources, and ably supported by many photographs and maps.
Willem Steenkamp has been a journalist, soldier, writer of fact and fiction, military tattoo producer and specialist tour guide. A military reservist, he was called up for military service on various occasions from 1976 onwards and took part in four external operations, including an attachment to 61 Mech on its first real test of stren...
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Title:The Black Beret: The History Of South Africa's Armoured Forces. Volume 2: The Italian Campaign 1943…Format:HardcoverDimensions:9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:October 19, 2017Publisher:Helion and CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1911512404

ISBN - 13:9781911512400

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