World War II Infantry Anti-tank Tactics, Paperback Book

World War II Infantry Anti-tank Tactics Paperback

Illustrated by Ramiro Bujeiro

Part of the Elite series

3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


The massed use of tanks was one of the defining characteristics of World War II, and the armoured units that spearheaded the German 'Blitzkrieg' of 1940-41 appeared to be invincible.

This book explains the development and use of the weapons issued to infantrymen to protect themselves against enemy tanks.

Facing tanks at short range with light weapons demanded great skill and courage, and successful soldiers were often highly decorated for their valor.

By the last year of World War II, anti-tank tactics had developed to such an extent that advancing tanks became highly vulnerable, when unsupported by their own infantry who could fight off enemy tank-hunter teams.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64 pages, 50ill.8col.ill.
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9781841768427

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Like many books in this series, it attempts to cover too much ground in too small a format. There is lots of interesting information, but it would have been a better book if the author had concentrated on man-portable weapons and mines, and left the discussion of AT guns for another volume. Useful as a general introduction, though.

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