TEXT OF TANK TRACKS: CONTENTS

 

 

OVERTURE I              Death at Maltot

OVERTURE II            Honour at Moreuil

CHAPTER 1                UK: REBIRTH AND ADOLESCENCE

                                    1.1       Rebirth at Gateshead

                                    1.2       Otley and the first Churchill tanks

                                    1.3       Eastbourne and Lancing: exercises and gunnery camps

 

CHAPTER 2                UK: PRELUDE TO MANHOOD       

                                    2.1       Charing: gearing up for war

                                    2.2       Food, fitness and folly

                                    2.3       Embark: preparation and reality

 

CHAPTER 3                THE SCOTTISH CORRIDOR: OPERATION EPSOM

                                    3.1       Epsom: forming up

                                    3.2       Epsom: Day One, 26 June 1944

                                    3.3       Epsom: Consolidation and Close Down

 

CHAPTER 4                HILL 112

                                    4.1       Jupiter, 10 July 1944

                                    4.2       After Jupiter, 11-25 July 1944

 

CHAPTER 5                BREAK OUT

                                    5.1       Break-out from the bridgehead

                                    5.2       With the Canadians to Falaise

                                    5.3       The Battles of the bridges

 

CHAPTER 6                THE CAPTURE OF LE HAVRE

 

CHAPTER 7                INTERLUDE: REST AND TRAVEL

                                    7.1       Surge to Antwerp, failure at Arnhem

                                    7.2       Wounds, sickness, and their aftermath

                                    7.3       Rest and travel

 

CHAPTER 8                ACCESS TO ANTWERP

                                    8.1       Enlarging the Nijmegen salient

                                    8.2       Operations Rebound and Thruster: the capture of Roosendaal


CHAPTER 9                WAITING FOR HITLER

                                    9.1       Roosendaal

                                    9.2       December Nomads: Geilenkirchen

                                    9.3       To the Ardennes and back

 

CHAPTER 10              FIGHTING IN THE FORESTS

                                    10.1     The Reichswald

                                    10.2     The Broedersbosch and beyond

 

CHAPTER 11              WIND DOWN

                                    11.1     Anti-climax across the Rhine

                                    11.2     The last act

 

ENVOI

 

APPENDICES

            I           Casualty List

            II          Honours and Awards

            III         Orders of Battle

            IV        Tank names

            V          The Churchill Tank

            VI        Organization and logistics of a heavy tank battalion

            VII       Bibliography

            VIII      Glossary