A fire-breathing monster on the battlefield, the Churchill Crocodile was one of the most awe-inspiring weapons of World War II. Tank expert David Fletcher chronicles the development of the flamethrower tank, examining the dramatic effect of these tanks in battle from use in France to the terrifying attack on the Senio River in Italy, as well as investigating the post-war use of Crocodiles to burn down and sterilise the site of Belsen concentration camp, and their mobilisation for the Korean War. Researched using the papers of Reginald Fraser - the genius behind the flamethrowers - and dramatically illustrated with detailed artwork and previously unpublished photographs, this book brings to life the true terror of these tanks.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 48
Weight: 190 g
Dimensions: 248 x 184 x 5 mm
"Overall, a fascinating look at a most interesting system and a book that I know you will enjoy." --Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com (July 2007)
"Military libraries will welcome Osprey's line of detailed guides. David Fletcher's Churchill Crocodile Flamethrower tells of a tank which proved a winning weapon in World War II..." --California Bookwatch (December 2007)