Louis G. Gruntz's A Tank Gunner's Story: Gunner Gruntz of the 712th Tank PDF

By Louis G. Gruntz

A 712th Tank Battalion veteran of Patton's 3rd military again domestic after the second one international struggle, yet for over fifty years not often speaks of his wartime reviews. His son grows to manhood with just a belief of strive against gleaned from the films of his early life and figuring out little of his father's wartime ordeals. in the course of a tough time in his son's lifestyles, the daddy breaks his silence as they commute throughout Europe alongside the conflict course of the 712th Tank Battalion from the hedgerows of Normandy, throughout France to Metz, and during Luxembourg and Germany. this isn't just a tale of the father's wartime stories, but additionally of the daddy and son's trip, the bond that constructed among them in addition to the son's switch in belief of wrestle. A Soldier's tale: Gunner Gruntz of the 712th Tank Battalion tells the gripping but emotional account of his father's firsthand studies whereas status at the websites the place he battled, was once wounded, observed acquaintances killed in Normandy and through the conflict of the Bulge, and the place he earned the Bronze famous person in bloody wrestle. An exhaustive and crucial account of the horrors of battle the place Gruntz took at the may of the 3rd Reich and Tiger panzers in his Sherman, A Soldier's tale: Gunner Gruntz of the 712th Tank Battalion can also be lavishly illustrated with unpublished interval photographs.

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