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Title:
Spearhead : an American tank gunner, his enemy, and a collision of lives in World War II
Author:
Makos, Adam, author.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Ballantine Books, [2019]
Physical Description:
xiii, 393 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary:
"Clarence Smoyer began the war as a gentle giant, a factory worker from Pennsylvania coal country reluctant to unleash the power of the Sherman tank he crewed. But as his tank platoon fought its way from Normandy to the Rhine and beyond, and he watched his friends cut down one by one, he learned to kill with deadly accuracy and efficiency. His fight would climax in Cologne, in the shadow of the great cathedral, where he took a shot immortalized by a chance photograph--and where he would later forge a friendship with the German tanker he tragically dueled soon after."--Provided by publisher.

Documents the story of a World War II tank platoon and gunner Clarence Smoyer, the gentle soldier behind the immortalized film footage of the iconic duel at the great cathedral in Cologne.
Language:
English
Contents:
The gentle giant -- Baptism -- "Bubi" -- The fields -- The foray -- Beyond the wall -- Respite -- The fourth tank -- Hope -- Something bigger -- America's tiger -- Two miles -- Hunting -- The fire department of the west -- Going first -- Victory or Siberia -- The monster -- The conquerors -- The breakout -- The American blitz -- The fatherless -- Family -- Come out and fight -- The giant -- Getting home -- The last battle.
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ISBN:
9780804176729
Format :
Book

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