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Duty Before Self - a book by Mitzel, John T.

Duty Before Self

The Story of the 781st Tank Battalion in World War II

Duty Before Self( )
Author: Mitzel, John T.
Publication Date:Jan 2014
Publisher:Schiffer Publishing, Limited
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $39.99
Book Description:

In January 1943, and as World War II entered its second year it was evident that U.S. tanks were outgunned, under-armoured, and under-powered. In short, they weren't cutting the mustard, but there was no time for a long development project. At Fort Knox, Kentucky, the newly-formed 781st Tank Battalion was detailed to run an around-the-clock marathon comparison test on forty Sherman tanks to find the best available configuration and fastest solution. When the results of the "Million...
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Detailed Subjects: History / Military / World War Ii
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.928 x 8.931 Inches
Book Weight:1.813 Pounds

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