A Tankie's Travels, by Jock Watt

A Tankie's Travels, by Jock Watt
A Tankie's Travels, by Jock Watt, subtitled 'Experiences of a World War II Tank Commander'

Published by Woodfield in 2007, 205 pages. Paperback (N4441)

From the rear side cover: Born and raised in Fraserburgh, a small fishing port in the north of Scotland, Robert Watt enjoyed an idyllic childhood, but by the age of eighteen he was keen to get away and see more of the world. Little did he realise, however, when he left home in 1937 to enlist in the British Army, just how extraordinary, frightening and life-changing his forthcoming travels would be...

Robert joined the Royal Tank Corps, which was later renamed the Royal Tank Regiment (RTR), and in this book he provides a fascinating account of his experiences during the Second World War. He was with the British Expeditionary Force in France in 1940, and after that debacle he was sent to Greece on another ill fated venture, narrowly escaping across the Med after the country fell to the Germans. After an incredible escape he rejoined his regiment in Egypt and took part in he Desert Campaign, and he provides a gripping account of the various battles in North Africa, including the most famous of them all - El Alamein.

Somehow, Jock survived... and his eyewitness account of the war, seen from the turret of his tank, has been hailed as one of the finest ever put on record

The condition of the book is generally excellent. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound - the book looks like it has never been read!

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