Illustrated with detailed artworks of American, British, Canadian, Australian, French, Polish and other Western Allied nations tanks and their markings with exhaustive captions and specifications, World War II Tanks: Western Allies 1939-45: Identification Guide offers an highly-illustrated guide to the main armoured fighting vehicles used by the Western Allies during World War II. This compact volume includes sample unit structures and orders of battle from company up to corps level. Organised by division, the book offers a comprehensive survey of Western Allied armoured fighting vehicles by campaign, including the fall of Poland, the defence of the Low Countries and France, desert warfare in North Africa, the push through Italy, the Normandy landings, the Battle of the Bulge and the final defeat of Germany. All the major and many minor tanks are featured, with variations of the M4 Sherman, Churchill and Matilda, as well as mat-laying, engineering and mine-clearing versions. Lesser known models from the early years of the war, armoured cars, halftracks, trucks and amphibious vehicles make this a rounded compendium of Western Allied armoured fighting vehicles. Packed with more than 200 full-colour artworks and photographs with exhaustive specifications, World War II Tanks: Western Allies 1939-45 is a key reference guide for military modellers and World War II enthusiasts.
Review: These books are simply splendid with many gems amongst the colour artwork to tempt us modellers. Thoroughly recommended. * Military in Scale *
...a very good book * Modelarmour *
bags of useful reference information.... * Militarymodelling.com *
1. POLAND 1939 2. LOW COUNTRIES & FRANCE 1940 3. NORTH AFRICA AND THE MEDITERRANEAN - Greece - Western Desert - El Alamein - Operation Torch - Tunisia 4. ITALY - Sicily landings - Salerno/Monte Cassino - Anzio/Rome - Push north 5. NORTHWEST EUROPE - Normandy/battle of France - Push through Low Countries - Battle of the Bulge - Crossing the Rhine/into Germany Appendices Orders of battle, glossary, terminology, total production numbers. Index
Since leaving the British Ministry of Defence in 2006 after 29 years service, David Porter has worked on a number of research projects, contributing articles and book reviews to the BBC History Magazine, the British Army Review and the Royal Engineers Journal.