Osprey - Universal Carrier 1936-48: The 'Bren Gun Carrier' Story
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David Fletcher details the Universal Carrier that by the wars's end had proved itself to be an invaluable and successful cross-country vehicle that was both agile and fast for its time
The Universal Carrier was a fast, lightly armed vehicle developed by the British Army to carry infantry across ground defended by small-arms fire, specifically the Bren light machine gun, hence the name 'Bren Gun Carrier'. This name would stick with the Universal Carrier and all of its future variants. This book details the Carrier, which was employed in a number of roles including carrying ammunition and towing anti-aircraft guns and trailers. All Allies used the Universal Carrier extensively during practically every World War II campaign.
This Osprey publication was well researched with data and photos of various versions of the Universal Carrier. Well laid out with type font for easy reading and written for the amateur reader. Overall a great topic, well researched and presented; and which gives some print space to a largely unsung and yet successful vehicle.
As you would expect from an Osprey title, this book is packed with a great deal of technical detail and cannot be faulted for that.
My disappointment stems from the fact that, for a vehicle that was used so extensively throughout the war, there is very little information regarding there deployment and performance in the field. With over one hundred thousand made, surely there are some stories regarding their use and the exploits of their crews?
Perhaps so, but you will not find them here.
The book is what I expected: a source of Info for my upcoming modelling project!