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New York: Exeter Books, 1979. First American Edition, Stated. Presumed first printing. Hardcover. Format is approximately 7.5 inches by 10 inches. , 123,  pages. Illustrations (some in color). Some wear, tears, soiling and chips to top and bottom edges of dust jacket. This book is not concerned with all armor. It is specifically concerned with tanks. It does not deal with armored cars or, except peripherally, with self-propelled guns and armored personnel carriers. Chapters include 1939: German Campaign Against Poland; 1940: German Campaign in the West; 1940-43; War in North Africa; 1941-45: German Campaign against the Soviet Union; 1941-45: Pearl Harbor: Before and After--The USA in the War; 1944-45: The Last Year. Also includes Index, 277 black and white photographs of tanks, 2 black and white maps, and 24 full color pictures of tanks. This book is an account of all the most important tanks that fought in World War II, where they fought, and a description of their development and leading characteristics. This book is a mild chronological introduction of Tanks and their development to the end of World War II. The order of the book is set to the countries entrance into the war and it a history is given over their tank development. The work starts with the German Campaign against Poland and then covers the campaign in the West, the war in North Africa, and then the campaign against the Soviet Union. In then shifts to the USA in the war, and then covers the final year of the war.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1972. Presumed First Doubleday & Company Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 26 cm. viii, 240, 63,  pages. Illustrations (some color). Index. Bookplate. Review slip laid in. Wrinkling to top edge of a few pages. DJ soiled and edges worn with a scratch at rear. Errata on page iv. A not on the American Designation System on page iv. Part I includes Eighty-eight Thousand to Come, Light Tanks M1-M5, T3 Christie, M3 Medium (Lee/Grant), M4 Medium (Sherman), The M6 Heavy and M26 Pershing, M22 Locust Light Tank, M24 Chaffee Light Tank, Hellcat, Long Tom and Pries, Complete Checklist of All U.S. World War II Self-Propelled Weapons, M3 Hack-Track APC, Landing Vehicles Tracked, U.S. Armored Cars, M103 Heavy Tank, M41 Light Tank (Walker Bulldog), M47 Patton, Index. Part 2 (separately paginated) United States Armored Organization (1917-1967). Index. Among the authors, in addition to the Editor, were Chris Ellis, Peter Chamberlain, Stevenson Pugh, Robert J. Icks, and B. H. Vanderveen. Colonel Robert J. Icks, USAR-Retired was a student of and writer on armor. He authored five books and numerous articles for professional journals. Having an enlisted man in World War I, he was commissioned in the Infantry Reserve upon graduating from Ripon College in 1927. During World War II. he served as a colonel with the Ordnance Department. Chris Ellis has been a technology enthusiast since his school days. He has nearly fifty years of experience as a writer and editor, having started out in the early 1960s as editor of Airfix Magazine. He has also written numerous books along with articles on military, aviation and transport subjects.