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  • ISBN 0709067224
  • ISBN13 978-0709067221
  • Language English
  • Author Patrick Delaforce
  • Publisher Robert Hale Ltd (August 1, 2001)
  • Pages 256
  • Formats lrf docx lrf mobi
  • Category Biography
  • Subcategory Historical
  • Size ePub 1922 kb
  • Size Fb2 1798 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 600

A study of the new weaponry developed during the Second World War, which examines the historical, political and tactical, as well as the ethical impact of Churchill's approach to winning the war.

Churchill’s Secret Weapon. has been added to your Cart. Patrick Delaforce has written over 20 military history books including Wellington Le Beau (Pen and Sword 2004) and Smashing The Atlantic Wall (Pen and Sword 2005)

Churchill’s Secret Weapon. Patrick Delaforce has written over 20 military history books including Wellington Le Beau (Pen and Sword 2004) and Smashing The Atlantic Wall (Pen and Sword 2005). He writes with personal knowledge as he fought in NW Europe with the Royal Horse Artillery of 11th Armoured Division.

In the dark days when Britain stood alone, Prime Minister Churchill realized that, to win the war against an enemy superior in strength, science had to be harnessed to devise new weapons. ISBN13:9781844154647. Release Date:July 2008.

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Normandy Book Sales UK Military Books official Distributor to Normandy France for Pen & Sword Books Ltd Leo Cooper. Pagination:224 pages, Illustrated Dimensions:234 x 156 mm, 757 grams.

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Saithinin
An Open letter to the Publisher of this book.

Dear Sirs.

One word: PICTURES.
Or better still, five words: This book screams for pictures!

I wanted to like this book, I really, really did. I knew a little about the 'funnies'- various modifications of armored vehicles, mostly tanks, that performed specialized function, and mostly developed under the guidance of General Sir Percival Hobart, another of typical brilliant English inventors who manage to come up with things that no one else can even imagine, let alone make work.

Anyway, as almost every serious student of WWII knows, these 'funnies' proved themselves starting on D-Day and were vital to getting aground and later around in Normandy. Even the US Military, which largely scoffed at the funnies, used some at D-Day (DD Shermans, armored bull dozers, and even some flails, I believe), and would call upon General Hobart to ask for a loan from time-to-time, to help with particular missions. I thought I had finally found the book that would enlarge my knowledge. But alas, this book fails. Why? Well, in large part, simply because it lacks pictures. The middling size article in Wikipedia, with nine pictures as of June 2012, almost has more pictures than this entire book of 256 pages! It has a few illustrations, but many of them are worthless. Why? Most of them are small hand-drawn, pen-and-ink illustrations of the funnies in action. They are so small, purportedly to show the 'funnies' in action, that the funnies are often lost in the picture-the 'explosions' are often bigger than the devices. These illustrations are generally dark, and so small that they add nothing to the book.

For example, it wasn't until page 223 that I really could understand what a Buffalo looked like, and that was from a description that the author quoted from a letter.

By the way, the maps could stand improvement as well. In Figure 1, D-Day, the hand-drawn lettering is so small as to be practically impossible to read. Later maps are of such a small area that they provide no sense of where in Europe they are-little towns along some of the rivers in Holland and Germany where little battles raged are shown, but not in context.

The majority of the book talks about the funnies in action, and here the book gets into detail, maybe too much detail. It talks about what each little unit of the funnies does all the way from Normandy to Bremen.

So, in conclusion, I would raise the score of this book from a 2 to a 3 if they just put some nice, clear photos in it. I would raise it to a 4 if they would spend a little less time talking about what each unit did, and a little more time talking about the funnies themselves.
Fordg
Not enough pictures.
Very poor line drawings and diagrams.
Very low on facts to back up the stories of how good a lot of the inventions were when used .
A lot of mistakes, who has heard of a German 6 pounder gun or a British 2.4 pounder??
How about the story of Sherman tanks being shipped to the middle east without engines and the ship with the engines being sunk???
Way too little effort was put into the fact checker.
The individual men's stories were good, but way too many mistakes and loose details in the first part.
Try something else, this is too frustrating.
Andromathris
great for educators in the classroom
Tholmeena
An engaging history of the 79th Armoured Division in World War II. Well illustrated with maps, photos, and drawings. The book covers the inception of the division, development of the specialized armored vehicles, and the use of those vehicles to over tactical obstacles constructed by the Germans. Highly recommended. Also recommended is Cracking Hitler's Atlantic Wall.
Cracking Hitler's Atlantic Wall: The 1st Assault Brigade Royal Engineers on D-DayARMOURED CRUSADER: The Biography of Major-General Sir Percy 'Hobo' Hobart, One of the Most Influential Military Commanders of the Second World WarSherman Crab Flail Tank (New Vanguard)Churchill Crocodile Flamethrower (New Vanguard)Swimming Shermans: Sherman DD amphibious tank of World War II (New Vanguard)
Amhirishes
My eleven year old used this book as a resource for a history project. We all learned a lot about how ingenuity helped win the war.