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Author Close, Bill, author.

Title Tank commander : from the fall of France to the defeat of Germany : the memoirs of Bill Close / foreword by Christopher Dunphie.

Publication Info. Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Military, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource (x, 164 pages) : illustrations
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Contents Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Foreword; Abbreviations; Introduction -- Paderborn: A Time for Reflection; Green Tabs; Chapter One -- 1933: A Call to Arms; Chapter Two -- Fordingbridge: A Time for Counting; Chapter Three -- Calais: A Token Stand; Chapter Four -- A Greek Interlude, Part I; Chapter Five -- A Greek Interlude, Part II; Chapter Six -- A Time for Reorganisation; Chapter Seven -- Operation Crusader; Chapter Eight -- Sidi Rezegh: What a Shambles!; Chapter Nine -- Back to the Delta; Chapter Ten -- The Gazala Battle.
Chapter Eleven -- The Alamein Battle: Early ProblemsChapter Twelve -- Mareth: The Left Hook; Chapter Thirteen -- Enfidaville: The End of the Desert Campaign; Chapter Fourteen -- Homeward Bound; Chapter Fifteen -- Operation Epsom: The Battle for Hill 112; Chapter Sixteen -- Operation Goodwood, Part I; Chapter Seventeen -- Operation Goodwood, Part II; Chapter Eighteen -- Back to the Bocage: Operation Bluecoat; Chapter Nineteen -- A Continental Tour: Amiens; Chapter Twenty -- On to Antwerp; Chapter Twenty-One -- The Drive to the Baltic; Epilogue; A Wearing Of The Green.
Summary Bill Close had a remarkable war. In campaign after campaign, from the defense of Calais in 1940 to the defeat of Germany in 1945, he served as a tank commander in the Royal Tank Regiment - and he survived. His tanks were hit eleven times by enemy shellfire and he bailed out. He was wounded three times. He finished the war as one of the most experienced and resourceful of British tank commanders, and in later life, he set down his wartime experiences in graphic detail. His book is not only an extraordinary memoir - it is also a compelling account of the exploits of the Royal Tank Regiment throu.
Subject Close, Bill.
Great Britain. Army. Royal Tank Regiment, 3rd -- History.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Tank warfare.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, British.
HISTORY -- Asia -- General.
Other Form: Print version: Close, Bill, author. Tank commander. [New edition] 1781591873 (OCoLC)850045843
ISBN 9781783830541 (electronic bk.)
1783830549 (electronic bk.)
9781783465880 (electronic bk.)
1783465883 (electronic bk.)
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