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Author Holland, James, 1970- author.

Title Brothers in arms : one legendary tank regiment's bloody war from D-Day to V-E Day / James Holland. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Edition First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Publication Info. New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2021.
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Description 1 online resource (lxv, 524 pages) : illustrations (some color)
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Summary The renowned historian and author of Normandy '44 recounts the operations and personal experiences of the legendary Sherwood Rangers during WWII. One of the last cavalry units to ride horses into battle, the Sherwood Rangers were transformed into a "mechanized cavalry" of tanks in 1942. After winning acclaim in the North African campaign, they spearheaded one of the D-Day landings in Normandy and became the first British troops to cross into Germany. Their courage, skill and tenacity contributed mightily to the surrender of Germany in 1945. Inspired by Stephen Ambrose's Band of Brothers, historian James Holland profiles this extraordinary group of citizen soldiers. Informed by never-before-seen documents, letters, photographs, and other artifacts from Sherwood Rangers' families, Holland offers a uniquely intimate portrait of the war at ground level. Brothers in Arms introduces heroes such as Commanding Officer Stanley Christopherson, squadron commander John Semken, Sergeant George Dring, and others who helped their regiment earn the most battle honors of any in British army history. Weaving their exploits into the larger narrative of D-Day to V-E Day, Holland offers fresh analysis and perspective on the endgame of WWII in Europe.
System Details Requires Axis 360 app.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 463-493) and index.
Subject Great Britain. Army. Nottinghamshire Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- Great Britain.
Genre Electronic books.
Added Title One legendary tank regiment's bloody war from D-Day to VE-Day
Other Form: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation): Holland, James, 1970- Brothers in arms London : Bantam Press, 2021 9781787633940
Electronic reproduction of (manifestation): Holland, James, 1970- Brothers in arms New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2021 9780802159083 (DLC) 2021041408 (OCoLC)1266204935
ISBN 9780802159090
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