By David Fletcher

The Matilda was once the primary British infantry tank within the early years of worldwide struggle II. It served with the BEF in France and later in North Africa, the place it earned the name 'Queen of the Desert'. Outclassed through more and more strong German anti-tank guns, it nonetheless remained an influence within the South-East Pacific, and was once saved in provider till the top of the battle by means of Australian forces. during this name, David Fletcher bargains with Marks I to V. improvement and operational heritage are mentioned, besides carrier in different nations, together with Germany and Russia. a variety of editions also are coated, together with the prototype 'Hedgehog' bunker-busting weapon.

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