Major Robert Crisp ...

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  1. What was his service history after North Africa, after "Brazen Chariots" leaves off?
  2. I think he was invalided pout after an injury in Normandy. He wrote to labopur MP Bob Stke about the poor quality of British Tank design.

    “For four years now I have been watching shells fired from mine, and other tanks, bouncing off the front of German panzers. I mean actually watching and actually bouncing; and that after we have wriggled, and crept, and rushed our tanks to within effective range for our weapons. This has meant always; for at least 1000 yards, we had been within the enemy’s effective range before we could fire a shot(at him) that had any hope of success.”

    Churchill accused of lying to the house about the qualioty of tanks.,4556055

    Accordign to his biography in Wisden, after the war he became a journalist, founding the South African Black family magazine Drum.