Universal Carrier 1936–48

The ‘Bren Gun Carrier’ Story

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Author: David Fletcher

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1780967411

Category: History

Page: 48

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The Universal Carrier was a fast, lightly armed vehicle developed by the British Army to carry infantry across ground defended by small-arms fire, specifically the Bren light machine gun, hence the name 'Bren Gun Carrier'. This name would stick with the Universal Carrier and all of its future variants. This book details the Carrier, which was employed in a number of roles including carrying ammunition and towing anti-aircraft guns and trailers. All Allies used the Universal Carrier extensively during practically every World War II campaign. By the war's end, the Universal Carrier had proved itself to be an invaluable and successful cross-country vehicle that was both agile and fast for its time.

Churchill Crocodile Flamethrower

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Author: David Fletcher

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1780968035

Category: History

Page: 48

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A fire-breathing monster on the battlefield, the Churchill Crocodile was one of the most awe-inspiring weapons of World War II. Tank expert David Fletcher chronicles the development of the flamethrower tank, examining the dramatic effect of these tanks in battle from use in France to the terrifying attack on the Senio River in Italy, as well as investigating the post-war use of Crocodiles to burn down and sterilise the site of Belsen concentration camp, and their mobilisation for the Korean War. Researched using the papers of Reginald Fraser the genius behind the flamethrowers and dramatically illustrated with detailed artwork and previously unpublished photographs, this book brings to life the true terror of these tanks.

Churchill's Army

1939–1945 The men, machines and organisation

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Author: Stephen Bull

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1844863980

Category: History

Page: 368

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Winston Churchill, Britain's iconic war time Prime Minister, is inextricably linked with the victorious British Army of 1939 to 1945. Yet hindsight, propaganda, and the imperative of the defeat of Hitler and Imperial Japan, have led to a tendency to oversimplify the image of Churchill the war leader, and 'his' Army. For whilst Churchill was undeniably a towering statesman, his relations with both the Army and War Office were ambiguous and altered considerably not only with the progress of the Second World War, but over decades. In this comprehensive book, Stephen Bull examines every aspect of the British Army during the Second World War, and considers in detail the strengths and weaknesses of an organisation that was tested to its limits on many fronts but made an immense contribution to the successful Allied outcome. The book explores the structure of military power from the men who ran it, the Generals to the detail of the regiments they commanded. It looks at the uniforms the soldiers wore and the badges and insignia they bore on their uniforms. The weaponry Churchill's army used is discussed in detail, from small arms including rifles, bayonets, grenades, carbines and machine guns to the massed firepower of the artillery along with the increasing sophistication of tanks and other military vehicles during the period. Finally the role of auxiliary and special forces and their contribution to the campaign is considered. The comprehensive text is enhanced by more than 200 contemporary photographs.

Books in Print

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Revenue Revisions, 1947-48

Hearings Before the Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives, Eightieth Congress, First Session, on Proposed Revisions of the Revenue Code

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Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Ways and Means

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Taxation

Page: N.A

View: 1611

Pamphlets: 1933-1936

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Author: National Board of Fire Underwriters

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fire prevention

Page: N.A

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Catalogue

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Author: Montgomery Ward

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Prices

Page: N.A

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