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Oxford: George Ronald, 1951. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 282,  pages, Illustrations. Index. Frontis Illustration. DJ is price clipped with wear, tears, and some soiling. Taped over boards. Contents include: Early Recollections, India Revisited, South Africa, Home Again, Tanks, American Interlude: A. The Awakening of a Giant; and 2. "Spell-Binding", Betwixt and Between, Bowler Hat, A Revelation, From Dugout to Don; and Index. Major-General Sir Ernest Dunlop Swinton, KBE, CB, DSO (21 October 1868 – 15 January 1951) was a British Army officer who played a part in the development and adoption of the tank during the First World War. He was a war correspondent and author of several short stories on military themes. He is credited, along with fellow officer Lieutenant-Colonel Walter Dally Jones, with having initiated the use of the word "tank" as a code-name for the first tracked, armoured fighting vehicles.
New York: Metro Books, 1999. Seventh printing [stated]. Hardcover. 320 pages. Illustrations (color). Technical Specifications. Contents include: Introduction; Tanks; Light Tanks; Self-Propelled Artillery; Multiple Rockets Launchers; Tank Destroyers; Armored Cars, Amphibious Vehicles; Tracked Infantry Vehicles; Wheeled Infantry Vehicles; Engineer Vehicles; Anti-Aircraft Guns; Light Vehicles; Trucks and Prime Movers; and Index. Philip Trewhitt is a freelance writer and editor who has worked extensively on military publications. He has also worked in Bosnia on behalf of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Philip Trewhitt, Executive Director of the Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI). The IICI is an independent foundation, providing training for the international community in the investigation of war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, and serious human rights violations. Philip Trewhitt has over 17 years’ experience of conducting and leading investigations including into violations of international humanitarian law and human rights, as well fraud and corruption within international organizations. From 2003-2004, he was the UK government focal point on transitional justice in Baghdad; he then headed the Baghdad team conducting investigations into breaches of Iraqi sanctions under the United Nations Oil-for-Food Programme. He was appointed in 2011 to lead the investigation team for the UN Commission of Inquiry into breaches of international humanitarian law and human rights by all parties to the Libya conflict. He holds an undergraduate degree in Law and an MA in War Studies from King’s College, London.
Springfield, VA: NTIS, 1976. quarto, 31, wraps, small rust stains and some soiling to covers, date stamp on rear cover This report contains information on the Soviet military and civil defense establishments, leadership, doctrine, policy, planning, political affairs, organization, and equipment. Contains articles on Soviet history and use of tanks in war, lessons drawn from completed complex civil defense training exercises, training personnel to conduct complex civil defense training exercises, and party-political work during conduct of complex civil defense training.
New Delhi: USI, 1968. 98, wraps, footnotes, p. 1 stuck to preceding page, covers foxed, ink notes on front cover Contains articles on the ebb and flow of power in the Indian Ocean area, logistics, Army-police cooperation, streamlining the infantry for anti-infiltration, military geography, and design and development of armored fighting vehicles.
New York: Dell Publishing, 1991. First Paperbk Edition. First Printing. Mass market paperback. pocket paperbk, 355, wraps, illus., bibliography, index, binding cracked at p.198, spine creased, some wear to cover edges. Preface, Introduction by Stephen E. Ambrose, and Prologue. Also includes chapters on Growing Up, 1911-1929; The Reichswehr and My Teacher, Rommel; The Buildup of the Wehrmacht, 1934-1939; Europe on the Eve of War; Travels and Experiences; Blitzkrieg: Poland, 1939; Interim, 1939-1940; France, 1940; Interim, 1940o-1941; The Russian Campaign, June 1941 to January 1942; Interim, 1942; North Africa, 1942; Rommel, the Desert Fox; The Retreat from El Alamein; The end in North Africa, 1943; Berlin and Paris, 1943-1944; The Start of the Invasion, 6 June 1944; "Operation Goodwood," 18/19 July 1944; Retreat to Germany, August--November 1944; Fighting the Americans, December 1944; The Eastern Front: The Last Battle; The 21st Panzer Division as "Fire Brigade"; The Beginning of the End; The End; Capture and Deportation; In the Coal Mines of the Caucasus Mountains; Kultura and Corruption: The Russian Mentality; Punishment Camp: Hunger Strike and the KGB; Release; A New Start, Epilogue, Selected Bibliography, and Index. Van Luck delivers a highly personal account of the war, writing vividly about the soldiers he fought against and the terrain he fought on. Field Marshal Rommel, portrayed in decisive action as well as in contemplative thought, is a particularly dominant personality. But it is the ordinary German soldier who emerges as the real hero of the book.