mac- Faint Praise: American Tanks & Tank Destroyers During World War II,HBdj VG
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Faint Praise: American Tanks and Tank Destroyers During World War II
CHARLES M BAILY
196 PAGES, many illus
This 1983 work is based on the controversial topic of why the U.S. did not field a better armed M4 Sherman medium tank during World War II and why the M26 Pershing arrived late. It is far more nuanced and level than the later sensationalistic writings of authors like Steven Zaloga. Baily provides details often not seen in other works and does not pose a black-and-white comic book set of villians to revile, but rather shows that the men in charge were humans. Earnest in beliefs, trying their best, but not always achieving it.
A must for scholars of the subject if only to get a different viewpoint. He annotates his work, allowing reader's to judge for themselves how solid his facts are. For example, other authors blatantly claim Ordnance followed faulty gun testing methods, and his note explains that that statement is not based on hard fact, just someone else's conjectures.
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