An excellent 2nd world war Tankie book

Jake Wardrop's Diary
A Tank Regiments Sergeant's story
by George Forty
Amberley Publishing

An excellent book i'm reading is the book above,it's a soldiers story who tells it as it was whilst fighting as a tank soldier during the second world war from the desert war in North Africa to the war in Europe where he was tragically killed in action close to the end of the war.
Another good book which is well researched and a very good read is

Press on Regardless: The Story of the Fifth Royal Tank Regiment in WWII
Edward Wilson
Publisher: The History Press (July 1, 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1862272174
ISBN-13: 978-1862272170
another one of my favourites is
Tank Tracks: 9th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment at War, 1940-45
by Peter Beale
Publisher: Sutton Publishing Ltd; New edition edition (24 April 1997)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0750915196
ISBN-13: 978-0750915199
A View from the Turret: A History of the 3rd Royal Tank Regiment in the Second World War
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Publisher: Dell & Bredon; New edition edition (1 Jan 2002)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0953335917
ISBN-13: 978-0953335916

Another excellent book,i actually met the Author at a reunion a very pleasant unassuming man considering what he had endured
Leakey's Luck is quite good as well.
Tank: 40 Hours Of Battle

Author: Ken Tout
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Robert Hale Ltd; New edition edition (30 Sep 1994)
Language English
ISBN-10: 0709055838
ISBN-13: 978-0709055839

Cracking book, written from a tank crew members' real wartime experience.
Altough more of an overview than an individual account,
'A new Excalibur' and
'Rude mechanicals'
By A.J.Smithers are both extremely good charting tank developments through the two world wars.


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A canny book about Tankies, from a canny Tankie.


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TheIronDuke said:

A canny book about Tankies, from a canny Tankie.
Er no its not! its about Infantry (or have I just been waaaahed).
TheIronDuke said:

A canny book about Tankies, from a canny Tankie.

I do wish you'd stop sniffing petrol on a bank holiday Dukey...! It's a canny book alreet.... about Cumbrian soldiers of the Border Regt in Burma. The nearest it comes to a tank is when GMF has to train a mad Captain and his even madder native guerilla fighters on the PIAT....

Tankies indeed ;o)

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