Tanks of the Second World War
 By  Thomas Anderson

Hardcover: 217 pages
Publisher: Pen and Sword (April 24 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1473859328
ISBN-13: 978-1473859326

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Thomas Anderson, an expert on the history of the Second World War, offers an in-depth volume detailing the vehicles, their use in battle and relevant technical specifications of all the important tanks used in the Second World War by the Allies and Axis.
Pen and Sword has released a translation of the book Die Panzer des Zweiten Weltkriegs (ISBN-10: 3862457389) from the original German publishing in which it was first published in 2014.

This new book offers an in-depth volume detailing the vehicles, their use in battle and relevant technical specifications. This comprehensive survey is full of authentic eyewitness accounts as well as being profusely illustrated with many photographs having never been published before.


Tank Warfare!

The Armoured Vehicle over the Millenia
-Victory of Technology
-The First World War

The Inter-war Period
-Great Britain
-The United States of America
-Russia/ Soviet Union

Tanks in Action, the 1930s
-Japan’s War in Manchuria
-Italy’s Crusade for Colonies in East Africa
-The Spanish Civil War
-1939: The Attack on Poland
-April 1940: Operation Weserubung
-May 1940: The Invasion of France
-Tanks in Action 1941 – Operation Marita: The Balkans Campaign
-North Africa: Operation Sonnenblume
-Barbarossa: The Attack on the Soviet Union 1941 /42
-1942 – The Development of New Tanks and Weapons
-North Africa 1942-43
-The War on the Eastern Front 1-943/44
-The Conquest of Italy 1943 to 1945
-From Normandy to Germany 1944- 1945 Von der Normandie
-The War in the Pacific, 1941-1945

Prospect: The Long Road to the Main Battle Tank
-Postwar developments in the United States
-The Soviet Union, a Successor to the T-34
-Great Britain – A New Cruiser-Tank
-France, for the Nation
-West Germany, A New Beginning



The book is heavily illustrated with many archive photos that have not been seen before, and are well captioned. Most modellers will be pleased with all the excellent reference images inside. New armour enthusiasts will love the information that is packed inside its 200+ pages.

Highly Recommended


Thanks to Pen & Sword for the review copy.