The Matilda Infantry Tank 1938-1945
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Matilda Infantry Tank 1938-1945 by David Fletcher
Book DescriptionThe Matilda was the principal British infantry tank in the early years of World War II. It served with the BEF in France and later in North Africa, where it earned the title 'Queen of the Desert'. Outclassed by increasingly powerful German anti-tank weapons, it still remained a power in the South-East Pacific, and was kept in service until the end of the war by Australian forces. In this title, David Fletcher deals with Marks I to V. Development and operational history are discussed, along with service in other countries, including Germany and Russia. Numerous variants are also covered, including the prototype 'Hedgehog' bunker-busting weapon.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781855324572
(250mm x 185mm x 4mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 27-Jan-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - David Fletcher
David Fletcher was born in 1942. He has written a number of books and articles on military subjects and is currently the librarian at the Tank Museum, Bovington, UK. He has spent over 30 years studying the development of British armoured vehicles during the two World Wars.
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