chieftain

queenshussar

Clanker
hi,im trying to get hold of a book called "chieftain" set during the cold war in hohne,germany. the 14/20th are the main regiment set in the book.the story is of ww3 happening and the 14/20th going into action.
ive been trying for a long time to get hold of the book but dont now the author.
can anybody help?
cheers
 
queenshussar said:
hi,im trying to get hold of a book called "chieftain" set during the cold war in hohne,germany. the 14/20th are the main regiment set in the book.the story is of ww3 happening and the 14/20th going into action.
ive been trying for a long time to get hold of the book but dont now the author.
can anybody help?
cheers
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CHIEFTAINS:THE DOCUMENTARY NOVEL A WW3 TANK COMMANDER
FUTURA 1982 1st EDITION 256pp 8vo IN SIZE
SUNRAY TO BRAVO TWO. TROOP MOVEMENT SECTOR MARIGOLD. FULL RED ALERT...
Author: BOB FORREST WEBB (PETER TREVELYAN)

THIS BOOK IS A FRIGHTENINGLY AUTHENTIC NOVEL OF THE INVASION OF EUROPE BY THE RUSSIAN AND WARSAW PACT ARMED FORCES DURING THE COLD WAR AS SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF THE FIGHTING MEN ON THE GROUND. IN PARTICULAR IT TELLS THE STORY OF THE CREW OF BRAVO TWO, A CHIEFTAIN MAIN BATTLE TANK OF THE BRITISH 4TH ARMOURED DIVISION, AS THEY FACE THE ONSLAUGHT OF THE SOVIET ARMOUR IN THE KILLING ZONES OF THE GERMAN PLAIN.
 
Been trying to recall this book for ages - excellent read.
I think it links closely with Gen Sir John Hacketts Third World War - if I'm thinking of the right one.
Two's up on anyone's copy (plus copy of 3rd WW)
 
I got to page 27 while on guard in Tidworth. The IRA then blew up the Brighton hotel and someone nicked the book while we went to Panic Stations. :cry:
 

AlienFTM

MIA
Book Reviewer
ObnoxiousJockGit said:
I got to page 27 while on guard in Tidworth. The IRA then blew up the Brighton hotel and someone nicked the book while we went to Panic Stations. :cry:
I'd suggest that ties in quite well with how the book ends, but I'd hate to be labelled a spoiler.
 

JINGO

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Let me know if you have no joy finding a copy, I have the book and will lend if you have no luck getting hold of your own.
 

chris951

War Hero
queenshussar said:
hi,im trying to get hold of a book called "chieftain" set during the cold war in hohne,germany. the 14/20th are the main regiment set in the book.the story is of ww3 happening and the 14/20th going into action.
ive been trying for a long time to get hold of the book but dont now the author.
can anybody help?
cheers
I have been trying to get hold of this book for ages and it is like the proverbial rocking-horse sh*t to find.

However! ..... I currently have one copy of it and may just be getting another copy through real soon now.

PM me and make me an offer!

P.S. If you want to try and find it yourself it was written by BOB FORREST-WEBB, published by FUTURA in 1982 and the ISBN is 0 7088 2150 2
 

elovabloke

ADC
Moderator
I've still got some Sven Hassel & JT Edson somewhere :oops:
 

elovabloke

ADC
Moderator
GDav said:
elovabloke said:
I've still got some Sven Hassel & JT Edson somewhere :oops:
So have I LOL.
Yes by your cav & I have a reputation to think of :wink: Have your heard from blackie lately.
 

GDav

LE
Wouldn't have thought YOUR reputation was worth worrying about these days ;)

No I haven't heard from him but expect to do so when rugby drags him to Murrayfield.
 

02FD11

Old-Salt
Great read in it's day, I had a copy for ages; someone told me a lot of the research was done in the old bar opposite the main gate at Hohne, perhaps that's why one of the loaders loses the fingers of his left hand in the breach during part of the action!!!
 

dingus_batus

Old-Salt
fingers of left hand??? how would you do that exactly ..had to ram with the right , then both hands on the breech lever to close..make shield with left and holler loadad :)
 

GDav

LE
Yes, he did get that kind of wrong.
 

orville

War Hero
dingus_batus said:
fingers of left hand??? how would you do that exactly ..had to ram with the right , then both hands on the breech lever to close..make shield with left and holler loadad :)
you missed a few steps there batus ram the projectile, ram a vent tube push in the bag charge, close the breech, pick up another round and then close the shield check safety switch and report loaded :p
 

3threealpha

Clanker
dingus_batus said:
was assuming the vent tube was already loaded,
:lol:
Ah Ha, be very careful about that, i knew someone that assumed the VT was rammed and lost his left hand--blinkin heck--thats how it happened :D
 

orville

War Hero
never assume Batus as it makes an aarrrssee out of u and me safety first old man :oops:
 

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