Images of War - Sherman Tank: Rare Photographs from Wartime ArchivesАвтор:
Penn & SwordISBN:
A brilliant and prolific collection of rare photographs celebrating the war-winning qualities of arguably the most important tank of the Second World War. Many of the marvelous images have never been seen before but thanks to the author, who has special access to the IWM archive they are now available with full authoritative captions.
The M4 Sherman, officially the Medium Tank, M4, was the most numerous battle tank used by the United States and some other Western Allies in World War II. It proved to be reliable and mobile. In spite of being outclassed by German heavy tanks late in the war, the M4 Sherman was cheaper to produce and available in greater numbers. Thousands were distributed to the Allies, including the British Commonwealth and the Soviet Union, through the Lend-Lease program. The tank was named after the American Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman by the British.