Thursday, June 16, 2011
Death Traps: The Survival of an American Armored Division in World War II by Belton Cooper
I have always been a military history buff and enjoy first person narratives. I found this book barely staying together but still managed to read it in about four days.
If you are familiar with the tank war of WWII you know the U.S. Army won the battle against German armor because of sheer numbers. The German tanks picked off our tanks like a turkey shoot in most cases.
The author was with a maintenance unit that had to take the battle damaged tanks, repair them (if possible) and send them back into battle. His insight is very interesting.
I'd say this was a good read.