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Swimming Shermans
By David Fletcher

Swimming Shermans

Sherman DD Amphibious Tank of World War II

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Swimming Shermans by David Fletcher

Book Description

The Sherman DD (Duplex Drive) tank was designed to preserve the element of surprise during an amphibious assault. This book explores the development and modifications of the Sherman DD by the Allied forces, focusing on their deployment during the D-Day landings. It also discusses the many variations of the Sherman DD, including the Valentine DD tank and its role as a training tank in Britain and limited operational use in Italy. David Fletcher describes the rigorous training programme that the American, British and Canadian troops must endure to use the swimming Shermans, and he examines their successes and tragic failures on the beaches of Normandy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841769837
ISBN-10: 1841769835
Format: Paperback
(247mm x 185mm x 5mm)
Pages: 48
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 10-May-2006
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 historian at the Tank Museum, Bovington, UK. He has spent over 40 years studying the development of British armoured vehicles during the two World Wars.

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