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The Infantry's Armor: The U.S. Army's Separate Tank Battalions in World War II

The Infantry's Armor: The U.S. Army's Separate Tank Battalions in World War II
  • Tanks, amphibian tanks, and amphibian tractors in action in all theaters, from Africa and Europe to the Pacific
  • How the battalions fought the war, often in the tankers' own words
  • Crystal-clear maps

The U.S. Army's separate armored battalions fought in obscurity by comparison with the flashy armored divisions, but they carried the heavier burden in the grim struggle against the Axis in World War II. The battalions participated in every armored amphibious assault that the army conducted. They did most of the bloody work in Italy, made vital contributions in France, and constituted the entire effort in the Pacific.

Introduction

Chapter 1. General McNair's Offspring

Chapter 2. First Blood

Chapter 3. Beachheads and Mountains

Chapter 4. The Battle for Rome

Chapter 5. Lethal Sea Turtles

Chapter 6. Saipan: Bookend to Normandy

Chapter 7. DDs at D-Day

Chapter 8. The Bocage: A School of Very Hard Knocks

Chapter 9. Open-Field Running

Chapter 10. Hitting the West Wall

Chapter 11. Hitler's Last Gamble

Chapter 12. The Reich Overrun

Chapter 13. Jungle Heat

Chapter 14. The Philippines: Back to Where It Began

Chapter 15. Okinawa: The Last Battlefield

Chapter 16. A Mission Accomplished and Legacy Secured

Appendix A: Battalion Profiles

Appendix B: Separate Armored Battalions by Campaign

Notes