review T-34 in Action × eBook or Kindle ePUB Action packed stories of the T 34 in action Vivid recollections of tank warfare on the Eastern Front Vivid recollections of tank warfare on the Eastern Front This pioneering book offers a compelling ins.
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review T-34 in Action × eBook or Kindle ePUB Ide view of ard warfare in World War II from the perspective of the Soviet soldiers who went to battle in the T 34 one of the most famous and effective tanks of the war These firsthand accounts evoke th. I like this book a great deal The author Drabkin has interviewed eleven former T 34 crewmen and provides their personal background and war experience Some of these are very rewarding and detailed and almost lyrical Some are a bit hazier understandable after 50 years And one is clearly a liar who I doubt made much experience at all Most of the accounts are very forthright openly acknowledging the vast deficiency in training that seemed to be common place for much of the war and the bad points of Soviet armor especially the optics In the case of the T 34 of course these were clearly outweighed by the positives Atrocities against civilians are also freely discussed and while there is some degree of rationalization the accounts are remarkably honest For me the best thing about the book is that provides a look at the day to day life of Soviet tankmen andArtem Drabkin Ð 3 read & download
review T-34 in Action × eBook or Kindle ePUB E shocking and bloody reality of combat on the Eastern Front from terrifying confrontations with German panzers to the perils of close infantry support and bombardment from German artillery and aircraft. I bought this book in hope that it would provide a comprehensive evaluation of T34 and its performance on the battlefields of Second World War As it turns out I bought a wrong book because T 34 in Action is really an anthology of personal recollections of Soviet tankmen who served in T34s The personal stories vary greatly in length and detail Some of them are just a couple of pages long and tell a story of ill trained conscripts being put into steel coffins sent to the front and being lucky to get out with a debilitating wound A couple of other soldiers talk at length about a very comprehensive training and lengthy frontline experience The rest falls somewhere inbetweenThe tank itself plays really a secondary role in this book Yes all of the men served in them and remember the tank very fondly Most of them felt that it was a machine superior to th
- T-34 in Action
- Artem Drabkin
- 15 December 2020