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Through Mud & Blood to the Green Fields Beyond

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Item Number: L48
Through Mud & Blood to the Green Fields Beyond

The First Official Account of the Royal Armoured Corps

by Frank Owen and H. W. Atkins
Originally published in 1945 by the War Office.

Merriam Press Military Digital Library L48 PDF file download $2.99

A brief history of the RAC from its inception in World War I through the Normandy invasion. Approximately half the book deals with training a recruit to be a tanker. The remainder deals with the RAC at war, especially in North Africa.


  • Battle Honours Won by Regiments of the RAC

  • The Tank is Born

  • The Tank Grows Up

  • Civilian Into Soldier

  • One Man, Many Jobs

  • Trooper Into Officer

  • Royal Armoured Corps

  • War in the Sand

  • The Changing Shape of Tank War

  • Into Battle

  • 76 pages

  • 76 photos

  • 7 maps

  • 4 drawings

  • 2 color illustrations


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