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Iron Knights: The U.S. 66th Armored Regiment in World War II (Stackpole Military History Series) Paperback – Bargain Price, March 10, 2008


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Gordon A. Blaker is a retired armor officer with extensive experience in tank units. He holds a master's degree in American history and is an active member of the Company of Military Historians.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books; 2 Rev Upd edition (March 10, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0811734706
  • ASIN: B005M4V1J8
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,199,391 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Marc L. Tavasci on April 23, 2013
Format: Paperback
The 66th Armored Regiment has a long history, with origins dating back to World War I, but this book focuses mainly on World War II. The origins of the unit and a bit of history on armored warfare in World War I are covered, as well as the regiment's activities during the inter-war years. The inter-war years were pretty slow reading and not very exciting, but once the unit shipped out to Africa in 1942 the narrative really picks up. What follows is a fairly detailed account of the regiment's service in the European Theater until they're sent back to the U.S. in 1946. Lots of personal accounts from letters, diaries and after-action reports give the reader a very personal view of how the tankers lived and fought, and there is an extensive collection of photos as well.

While I wish there would have been a bit more detail in some areas, as well as some more personal recollections, the author does a great job of keeping the narrative moving and it never gets bogged down in technical aspects or endless statistics. Since I haven't read much about American tankers in World War II, this book provided a great snapshot of what armored combat was like from the American POV. Worth picking up!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael A. Scouten on November 29, 2014
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Martin Pezan on July 21, 2014
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