Fallen Sentinel: Australian Tanks in Word War Two
Peter Beale, former troop leader in the 9th Royal Tank Regiment brings the dismal tale of Australian Tanks in the Second World War. His book traces the development of the Australian Armoured Corps, the design and production of its own Armoured Cruiser tank – the Sentinel, and the employment of tank units. Although three armoured divisions were created, all three were disbanded before they had seen action. Sixty-six Australian Sentinel tanks were produced, none of which would ever take the field of battle. Those Australian tank units that were belatedly committed to the conflict fought courageously in their British Matilda tanks, although never in more than battalion strength — a far cry from the massed charge of the Panzer.
Hard cover, photographs, 314 pages.