Vanguard of Victory: The 79th Armoured Division
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David Fletcher’s 1984 title on the 79th Armoured Division has been republished with a 21st Century makeover.
Originally published by HMSO in 1984 but out of print for many years, Vanguard of Victory: The 79th Armoured Division joins the growing number of David Fletcher’s early work to be republished by The Tank Museum.
The 79th Armoured Division was formed to develop and put into action a range of specialist armour that would lead the Allies in the invasion of France.
With Major General Percy Hobart in command, vehicles like the Sherman Crab and Churchill Crocodile would become known as “Hobarts Funnies” – making their battlefield debut on D-Day.
David looks at the history of specialised armour, the development of the vehicles that would see action, and examines the some of the actions in which they took part – all illustrated by newly rescanned images from The Tank Museum archive.
A very good title with lot of pictures and the great expertise of David Fletcher! Must buy!
I thought I was receiving a signed copy
Excellent book, very informative and nice detail. Amazing what the Tankies went through.
I found this to be very informative of the 79th Armoured Division. I learned quite a bit, reading about this small portion of British involvement in World War 2. This will be added to my military History collection of books ( getting very big Thanks to you guys ), will be ordering more to add to it.
P.S. - Keep up the great work you men and women are doing.
I learned a lot from it and it was excellent reading.