Death by Design: British Tank Development In The Second World War

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At the outbreak of war in 1939 British tank crews were ill-equipped, under trained and badly led. This book is a warning to governments and military planners: a nation must always be prepared to defend itself and ensure that its soldiers are equipped with the tools to do so.

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Peter Beale was twice wounded serving as a troop leader with the 9th Battalion Royal Tank Regiment from 1943 to 1945. After the war he obtained a degree in engineering from University College London before emigrating to Australia.

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