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Название: Concord Armor At War Series 7051 US Tank Battles in North Africa and Italy 1943-1945
Автор: Steven J. Zaloga
Год издания: 2004
Размер: 34 Mb
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The North African campaign was the baptism of fire for the US Army in the European theater. The campaigns in Tunisia, Sicily, and on the Italian mainland were the prelude to the main campaigns in northwest Europe and were the primary focus of US Army operations from November 1942 to June 1944. Armor played a significant role in the Tunisian campaign, but only a supporting role in the fighting in Italy where the mountainous terrain limited the deployment of tanks. Some idea of the relative scale of armor fighting in Italy can be appreciated from the number of units deployed. The were 15 armored divisions and 37 separate tank battalions deployed in northwest Europe by 1945 while there was never more than one armored division and 8 separate tank battalions in Italy.