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With Churchills to War: 48th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment at War

With Churchills to War: 48th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment at War 1939-45 - Peter Gudgin

Stroud: Alan Sutton, 1996, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the text block lightly spotted.

Includes: Battle honours; Plans of battle; Black & white photographs; List of abbreviations; Roll of honour; Appendices (6);

From the cover: “Formed in 1938, the 48th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment was one of London’s two Territorial tank battalions. Following the outbreak of war in 1939, 48RTR trained hard before being posted overseas to join the 7th Armoured Division in the North African desert. In the tough fighting that followed in Tunisia, and in the subsequent Italian campaign, 48RTR proved itself to be a highly efficient fighting machine.

With Churchills to War tells the story of this Territorial tank battalion at war, compiled by a former regular officer in 48RTR from official war diaries, personal diaries and reminiscences of former members of the battalion. Detailed first-hand accounts are given of the various tank actions in which the battalion played its part, including Medjez-el-Bab in North Africa, where it captured the first German Tiger tank to be acquired intact by the Allies.

Fully illustrated throughout, With Churchills to War presents a comprehensive war history of the battalion and includes detailed appendices listing honours, awards, personnel, casualties and tank names.”


Size: 10" x 7". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (xxii) 193 pages.
£38.30
With Churchills to War: 48th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment at War