An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy, and A Collision of Lives in World War II

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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.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2019]
Characteristics: xiii, 393 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780804176729 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0804176728 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Call Number: 940.5412 MAKOS


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