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- DescriptionThe massed use of tanks was one of the defining characteristics of World War II, and the armoured units that spearheaded the German 'Blitzkrieg' of 1940-41 appeared to be invincible. This book explains the development and use of the weapons issued to infantrymen to protect themselves against enemy tanks. Facing tanks at short range with light weapons demanded great skill and courage, and successful soldiers were often highly decorated for their valor. By the last year of World War II, anti-tank tactics had developed to such an extent that advancing tanks became highly vulnerable, when unsupported by their own infantry who could fight off enemy tank-hunter teams.
- Author BiographyGordon L. Rottman entered the US Army in 1967, volunteered for Special Forces and completed training as a weapons specialist. He was assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group until reassigned to the 5th Special Forces Group in Vietnam in 1969-70. A highly respected and established author. Gordon is now a civilian contract Special Operations Forces Intelligence Specialist at the Army's Joint Readiness Center, Ft Polk. Ramiro Bujeiro has become one of Osprey's most popular illustrators. An experienced commercial artist, he lives and works in his native city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. His professional background includes many commissions as a figure illustrator for clients all over Europe and the Americas, including many years' work for IPC Magazines in Great Britain.
- Author(s)Gordon L. Rottman
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication05/02/2005
- SubjectMilitary History
- Series TitleElite
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOsprey Publishing
- Content Note50ill.8col.ill.
- Weight168 g
- Width184 mm
- Height248 mm
- Spine5 mm
- Illustrator(s)Ramiro Bujeiro
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- chrismic22au09 Mar, 2017by
Great Lightweight features!
A great paperback on infantry tactics in world war 2 also good pics by Gordan L Rottman and one for your home liberary!You cant forget the top Illustrations by Steve Noon in this A1 book!
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