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World War II Album Volume 10: French Tanks Char B1 - Char D1 - Char D2 - Char 2C By Ray Merriam
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Merriam Press World War II Album WA10 (Second Edition, 2015). Pictorial history of four French tanks that saw service prior to and during World War II. The Char B1 heavy tank manufactured before... More > World War II. The Char D1 was a pre-World War II French infantry tank. The Char D2 was an upgraded version of the D1. The Char 2C, also known as FCM 2C, was a French super-heavy tank developed, although never deployed, during World War I. The largest operational tank ever taken into production they were used mostly for propaganda purposes during the early months of World War II. 384 photos, 1 cutaways, 2 four-view drawings, 1 sectional drawing.< Less
Tanks Are Mighty Fine Things By Wesley W. Stout
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An account of Chrysler's contribution to the war effort, specifically their manufacture of thousands of tanks (M3, M4, M26 Mediums) and other tracked armored vehicles. It tells the story of the men... More > and women who designed and built the vehicles and the men at the front who used them to win the war. Originally published in 1946. 142 pages, 67 B&W photos, 24 color photos, 18 color illustrations (including M4 medium tank cutaway).< Less
World War II Album Volume 11: German Fighting Vehicles By Ray Merriam
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Merriam Press World War II Album WA11 (Second Edition, 2014). Pictorial histories of the Panzerkampfwagen IV medium tank (SdKfz 161), Jagdpanzer IV and Panzer IV/70 tank destroyer (SdKfz 162),... More > Panzerwerfer rocket launcher half-track (SdKfz 4/1), and German Armored Fighting Vehicle Production During World War II (lists production figures for German tanks, self-propelled artillery, assault guns and tank destroyers during the World War II era. 384 photos, 1 side-view drawing, 1 four-view drawing.< Less
World War II Album Volume 6: M1 Combat Car M2 Light Tank By Ray Merriam
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Merriam Press World War II Album Volume 6 (Second Edition, 2014). A pictorial history of the M1 Combat Car and the M2 Light Tank. The M1 Combat Car was a light tank used by the U.S. Cavalry in the... More > late 1930s. After the Spanish Civil War, most armies, including the U.S. Army, realized that they needed "gun" armed tanks and not vehicles armed merely with machine guns, and so the M1 became obsolete. The M1 was the immediate predecessor of the M2 Light Tank. The Light Tank M2 was an American pre-World War II light tank that saw combat with the U.S. Marine Corps' 1st Tank Battalion on Guadalcanal in 1942. M2A4s served in Burma and India with the British 7th Hussars and 2nd Royal Tank Regiment. The M2A4 was the immediate predecessor of the M3 Stuart series of light tanks. 222 photos, 3 drawings, 1 cutaway drawing, 1 sectional side view drawing, 1 four-view drawing.< Less
Mount Up! We're Moving Out! By Vernon H. Brown, Jr.
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Merriam Press Military Monograph MM59 (Sixth Edition, 2012). The author manned a .50-cal. machine gun in a "Peep" (jeep) as a member of D Troop, 94th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron,... More > Mechanized, 14th Armored Division. Later, he became the gunner of an M8 armored car. The story starts with their shipment overseas on the troopship Gen. James A. Parker, landing in Marseilles, France. Their first foray into combat is in early December 1944. The rest of the story unfolds as the author and his unit move inexorably towards Germany and the end of the war. The story will be familiar to all veterans, with episodes of camaraderie, laughter, combat, fear, losses, tears, peace and joy. This is not a war story, nor is it a story about war; rather it is a story about men whose lives happened to become entangled in a war. 71 photos and illustrations.< Less
Final Combat Complete By Bennett P. Lacy
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Final Combat Complete combines the original book with The Expansion. However, no AFV data sheets are included (see Anthology of Armor). It is a 1:1 set of skirmish wargaming rules for role-playing... More > and miniatures that provides a realistic close quarter battle simulation for squad to platoon level engagements of WWII.< Less
Final Combat Complete By Bennett P. Lacy
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Final Combat Complete combines the original book with The Expansion. However, no AFV data sheets are included (see Anthology of Armor). It is a 1:1 set of skirmish wargaming rules for role-playing... More > and miniatures that provides a realistic close quarter battle simulation for squad to platoon level engagements of WWII.< Less
Signs of War By Michael Dorosh
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When Ken McKenzie finished his combat service with the Calgary Highlanders in 1945, he travelled down the Lines of Communication of the 21st Army Group with his camera. Presented here for the benefit... More > of scale modellers, reenactors, vehicle collectors, set decorators, computer game modders and other hobbyists are 70 pages and over 100 contemporary photos showing a wide variety of the "signs of war" visible in Northwest Europe in 1944-45.< Less
Fuel to the Troops By John G. Sullivan
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New revised edition with an additional chapter and 18 additional photos. This story is a tribute to those men of the 689th Engineer Petroleum Distribution (EPD) Company, providing the necessary fuels... More > for the vehicles involved in fighting their way into Germany in 1944-45. Told through the eyes of one of their comrades, John Sullivan recounts these individual sacrifices and lived though the many challenges every day for two years. It provides a behind-the-scenes look at daily operations and those untold stories from America’s “Greatest Generation.” 92 photos, 6 documents, 2 drawings, 1 map.< Less
Tank-Fighter Team By Lt. Robert M. Gerard
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The French mechanized units fought valiantly and oftentimes successfully against overwhelming odds, as they attempted to stave off the German sweep across the Lowlands and northern France. Such a... More > unit was the Groupe Franc of which Lt. Gerard was second in command. In numerous engagements his Groupe repulsed and held back the advancing Germans while the body of the French Army retreated from one position to another, never making the final stand which France and the whole world (including the enemy) awaited. Lieutenant Gerard tells the story of the actions in which his Groupe participated, of how it maneuvered and how it fought. The dogged, indomitable, persistently intelligent leadership of the captain commanding the Groupe stands forth as a splendid example of initiative and endurance for all leaders of fighting men. Originally published in 1943 by the The Infantry Journal. 152 pages, 7 maps, 3 illus.< Less