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The Resource Brothers in arms : one legendary tank regiment's bloody war from D-day to VE-day, James Holland

Brothers in arms : one legendary tank regiment's bloody war from D-day to VE-day, James Holland

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Brothers in arms : one legendary tank regiment's bloody war from D-day to VE-day
Title
Brothers in arms
Title remainder
one legendary tank regiment's bloody war from D-day to VE-day
Statement of responsibility
James Holland
Title variation
One legendary tank regiment's bloody war from D-day to VE-day
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the annals of World War II, certain groups of soldiers stand out, and among the most notable were the Sherwood Rangers. Originally a cavalry unit in the last days of horses in combat, whose officers were landed gentry leading men who largely worked for them, they were switched to the "mechanized cavalry" of tanks in 1942. Winning acclaim in the North African campaign, the Sherwood Rangers then spearheaded one of the D-Day landings in Normandy on June 6, 1944, led the way across France, were the first British troops to cross into Germany, and contributed mightily to Germany's surrender in May 1945. Inspired by Stephen Ambrose's Band of Brothers, acclaimed WWII historian James Holland memorably profiles an extraordinary group of citizen soldiers constantly in harm's way. Their casualties were horrific, but nonetheless their ranks immediately refilled. Informed by never-before-seen documents, letters, photographs, and other artifacts from Sherwood Rangers' families-an ongoing fraternity-and by his own deep knowledge of the war and of tank warfare, Holland offers a uniquely intimate portrait of the conflict at ground level. He introduces heretofore unknowns such as Commanding Officer Stanley Christopherson, squadron commander John Semken, Sergeant George Dring, the remarkable regimental chaplain Leslie Skinner, and other memorable characters who helped the regiment become the single unit with the most battle honors of any ever in the British army. Following the Sherwood Rangers' brutal journey over the dramatic eleven months between D-Day and VE-Day, weaving their exploits into the larger narrative and strategy of the war, Holland argues that the U.S.-built Sherman tank in which they fought was one of the finest in action, and he presents a vivid and original perspective on the endgame of WWII in Europe"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holland, James
Dewey number
940.54/1241
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D760.N7
LC item number
H65 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
adult
Label
Brothers in arms : one legendary tank regiment's bloody war from D-day to VE-day, James Holland
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2021 by Bantam Press, and imprint of Transworld Publishers"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Summer- Normandy -- Passage -- Rough Landings -- Off the Beaches -- Point 103 -- Felled in the Field -- Tragedy at Tilly -- A Brief Discourse on How the Regiment Worked -- Into the Woods -- On the Hoof -- Fontenay -- Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright -- Faces Gone, Faces New -- Exhaustion -- Back into Action -- Bloody Ridge -- Letters Home -- The Noireau -- Part II: Autumn- Belgium and the Netherlands -- The Chase -- Talking with the Enemy -- Surrounded -- Gheel and Garden -- Luck -- Part III: Winter -- Revolving Doors -- Geilenkirchen -- Mud -- The Red Badge of Courage -- Snow and Ice -- Cleve -- Part IV: Spring- Germany -- The Rhineland -- Crossing the Rhine -- Pursuit -- War's End
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
lxv, 524 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802159083
Lccn
2021041408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1266204935
  • (OCoLC)1266204935
  • 2178963
Label
Brothers in arms : one legendary tank regiment's bloody war from D-day to VE-day, James Holland
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First published in Great Britain in 2021 by Bantam Press, and imprint of Transworld Publishers"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Summer- Normandy -- Passage -- Rough Landings -- Off the Beaches -- Point 103 -- Felled in the Field -- Tragedy at Tilly -- A Brief Discourse on How the Regiment Worked -- Into the Woods -- On the Hoof -- Fontenay -- Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright -- Faces Gone, Faces New -- Exhaustion -- Back into Action -- Bloody Ridge -- Letters Home -- The Noireau -- Part II: Autumn- Belgium and the Netherlands -- The Chase -- Talking with the Enemy -- Surrounded -- Gheel and Garden -- Luck -- Part III: Winter -- Revolving Doors -- Geilenkirchen -- Mud -- The Red Badge of Courage -- Snow and Ice -- Cleve -- Part IV: Spring- Germany -- The Rhineland -- Crossing the Rhine -- Pursuit -- War's End
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
lxv, 524 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802159083
Lccn
2021041408
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1266204935
  • (OCoLC)1266204935
  • 2178963

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