Allied Armour 1939 – 1945 British and American Tanks at War written by Anthony Tucker Jones and published by Pen and Sword Books – £25.00 – Hardback – Pages 232.

This book is a comprehensive illustrated history of allied tanks and tank forces during the Second World War. It describes how allied armour after suffering humiliating defeat during the early years of the war eventually go on to overwhelm the tank forces of the axis powers. It traces the evolution of allied tank design from the Matilda and Valentine 92 the Sherman Churchill and Persian it explains how the speed and volume of allied tank production in the US in particular, gave the allies a decisive advantage on the battlefield. Essential reading for students of allied forces during the second world war and for readers with a special interest in the history of Armoured Warfare. 

A fascinating book about allied tank design, production and advancement from the allied side of the war. This seems to be maybe the third book from a series as the book has a very similar design to the recently released books Tank Warfare and Artillery Warfare. They are all impressive books indeed with the knowledge and knowhow standing out from the book. The chapters in the book cover various British and American tanks, but it also covers tank heavy manoeuvres and operations such as the attack on Italy, Northern African front and the western front in Europe too. Also included in the book is the leadership abilities and tactics of the tanks taken by various commanders such as Rommel and Montgomery. I personally think there is wider scope for a bigger book, but this is a great book written by a really good author who I know is at the top of his game. A thoroughly good book, well construction and I would happily recommend this book.

By Ben Davidson

Hello, I have been studying all aspects of history for about 25 years. I have a BA History from the University of Bedfordshire. My historical areas of interest are anything really, but I specialise in 19th - 20th century Britain, America and Ireland. I am also strongly aligned with most military history, really enjoying WW2 and the US Civil War. Chuck in the king or queen and Bob's your uncle.