World War 2 was one of the most disastrous military conflicts in history, totaling more than 50 million casualties. The Allies fought the Axis powers from 1939 to 1945, finally resulting in the fall of Nazi Germany and subsequently ending the war. Reading accounts from history books is one thing, but what about personal experiences? If you’re a fan of World History, you’ll find the books in this list of The Best Memoirs of Tank Crewmen in WW2 on Amazon to be gripping.
By Tank Into Normandy (Cassell Military Paperbacks): Stuart Hills, Lord Deedes
Troop Leader: A Tank Commander’s Story: Bill Bellamy, Richard Holmes
Tanks on the Beaches: A Marine Tanker in the Pacific War (Texas A&M University Military History Series, 85.): Robert M. Neiman, Kenneth W. Estes
Armoured Guardsmen: A War Diary from Normandy to the Rhine (Stackpole Military History Series): Robert Boscawen
PANZER DESTROYER: Memoirs of a Red Army Tank Commander: Vasiliy Krysov
Fragments of War: A Marine’s Personal Journey: Bertram A. Yaffe
The times during the Second World War were difficult beyond belief – but evil was overcome. If you’re interested in more World History, check out Best Books about the World Between the Wars and Best Books for Foundations on Non-Eurocentric History.