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Tank Killers

3.65  ·  Rating Details ·  54 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
The tank destroyer (TD) was a bold-if some would say flawed-answer to the challenge posed by the German blitzkrieg. The TD was conceived to be light and fast enough to outmanoeuvre panzer forces and go where tanks could not. This is the story of American TD Force in North Africa, Italy, and the European Theatre during World War II.
ebook, 256 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors (first published October 1st 2004)
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Apr 23, 2013 Brian rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Solid backing research, but I wish this had dealt more with the evolution of doctrine as the war progressed and just worked at a larger level instead of repeatedly dipping down to a small scale and quoting from unit-level AARs about what this one crew did this one time. It's too fragmented, there's too much bouncing around from the platoon level to the battalion level and as a result the big-picture stuff just seems shoehorned-in and perfunctory.
Jan 08, 2013 Al rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I picked this up a while ago, but did not really start it.. After just completing a couple of books on the battle of the bulge I had to get a better understanding of what they were and how they were used.... Great book with serious insight, I have coupled reading this with a book on the M10's of WWII... Great book and a good read, might be a little tough for the none history buff......
Interesting account but neither a comprehensive history nor a detailed narrative. This book provides some wave-top detail but without a real theme to demonstrate how the tank destroyers fought. Each engagement talks of a specific location with numbers engaged and destroyed. I did not find it useful as a means to understand how a high mobility and firepower based force (with limited protection) and little doctrinal integration achieved success in the battlefield. I found the Leavenworth Paper muc ...more
Apr 27, 2009 Blake rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
Yeide did a good job introducing this forgotten aspect of WWII. He included a nice introduction to the rational of the Tank Destroyer forces and why the original doctrines were rarely employed during the war. Episodes from the various battalions where included organized within an outline of the North Africa, Italian and French/German campaigns. Good use was made of existing sources, though no attempt was made to interview participants. More maps would have been nice.
Nov 03, 2012 Trever rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I started the book looking for information and history behind the 636th tank destroyer battalion that my grandfather had fought in. I sadly and quickly realized that everything about the 636th had been taken from Tom Sherman's book/ autobiography about the battalion and only focused on his stories. I don't know if that is research or lack there of.
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Aug 16, 2013 Eric Kasten rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the army I drove M1 A1 tanks, so I when I saw this book I knew I had to read it. Turned out to be very interesting! Soldiers back in the day were very brave... and a little wreckless.
Matt Holland
Fascinating, but pretty dry. I'd probably enjoy a personal account more than this overview.
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Nov 07, 2013 Drew rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
great read on TD and why the made a difference in WWII
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