Christopher J. Anderson - Hell on Wheels: The Men of the U.S. Armored Forces, 1918 to the Present
Greenhill Books | 1999 | ISBN: 1853673781 | 73 pages | PDF | 18.39 MB
G.I. Series Volume 17
This superbly illustrated volume is the pictorial history of Americas armored forces from the use of prototype tanks, spluttering their way forward in 1918, to the complex technology of Operation Desert Storm. With over one hundred rare photographs, authoritatively captioned by a leading expert on the American military, this impressive book demonstrates just why these lethal troops were known as Hell on Wheels.
Hell on Wheels covers the period from the first appearance of armored troops in World War I and the experimental years between the wars, to the triumph of the tank in World War II and mixed fortune in post-war years. With illustrations of the men, their uniforms, equipment and vehicles, this is a complete illustrated account of a key element in American military history. 108 photographs, 8 pages in color.