An excellent 2nd world war Tankie book

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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. thanks Bovvy for the link i'll have a look
  4. A View from the Turret: A History of the 3rd Royal Tank Regiment in the Second World War
    Bill close
    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
  5. Cheers bovvy never realised he had written so many
  6. Leakey's Luck is quite good as well.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. TheIronDuke

    TheIronDuke LE Book Reviewer


    A canny book about Tankies, from a canny Tankie.
  10. JINGO

    JINGO War Hero Book Reviewer

    Er no its not! its about Infantry (or have I just been waaaahed).

  11. 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)