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Hell on Wheels: The Men of the U. S. Armored Forces, 1918 to the Present

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Christopher J. Anderson, "Hell on Wheels: The Men of the U. S. Armored Forces, 1918 to the Present", Greenhill Books | ISBN 1853673781 | 1999 Year | PDF | ~20 Mb | 72 Pages


This superbly illustrated volume is the pictorial history of America's armored forces from the use of prototype tanks, spluttering their way forward in 1918, to the complex technology of Operation Desert Storm. With over one hundred rare photographs, authoritatively captioned by a leading expert on the American military, this impressive book demonstrates just why these lethal troops were known as 'Hell on Wheels'.

Hell on Wheels covers the period from the first appearance of armored troops in World War I and the experimental years between the wars, to the triumph of the tank in World War II and mixed fortune in post-war years. With illustrations of the men, their uniforms, equipment and vehicles, this is a complete illustrated account of a key element in American military history.