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In April 1939, however, following a decision to create an entirely mechanized army, it was renamed the Royal Tank Regiment (RTR) and merged with the regular cavalry and territorial yeomanry regiments to form the Royal Armored Corps. Not all of the cavalrymen gave up their horses willingly, and none of them gave up their traditions. They were socially much smarter than the Royal Tank Regiment, and British tank tactics were strongly influences by inappropriate cavalry thinking. pg 31
Auchinleck had laid out a noose which Rommel put his head into. Park tightened the rope. Montgomery's job was to kick away the trap-door beneath him. pg 207
Please don't tell me that Bungay's book has ignored the Italian forces at Alamein. They only inculded more than two-thirds of the Axis forces present there.
When are British author's going to get over their biase of Italy's part in the Desert War? You can't honestly discuss any action in the Desert without considering Italian influence, command structures, leadership, training, logistics, ground and air forces and equipment.
The Longest Siege - Tobruk: The Battle that Saved North Africa by Robert Lyman
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