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Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Tiger Command

I have just finished reading 'Tiger Command' by Bob Carruthers and Sinclair Mclay based on an original manuscript by Ritter von Krauss.

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This is a story about a German tank crew on the Eastern Front. They give up their Panzer IV F1 to be retrained to use the new Tiger 1. They return to the Eastern Front to avenge their comrades with the new 'super' tank. There are a number of sub-plots involving their main opponent on the Soviet side who turns out to be a renegade German.

The story is apparently based on the author's wartime experiences and it is certainly a good appraisal of the strengths and weaknesses of the Tiger. The reader also gets a good understanding of the essential teamwork involved in fighting in a tank in WW2.

Perhaps not the greatest writing style, but none the less a good read. One the tankies will enjoy.

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