It would be nice if someone could check whether Newsome gives a source for the Tigers that reached 3000 km in one of the battalions. I remember that in his interview with Sofilein, she said that one of the good things with his book is that he cites a lot of sources.Michael Kenny wrote: ↑11 Jan 2023 21:58Newsome is a man with a series of book(s) to sell and a pay-to-view video channel and he should be seen first and foremost in that light. He deliberately misquotes and cherry picks those facts than endear him to the Tiger fan club. Not many of his followers can or care about checking his claims. Perhaps he should be seen as a less blatant Mark Felton?Don Juan wrote: ↑11 Jan 2023 21:25
But Newsome's assertion that Allied tanks landed in Algeria which had to take a "long drive" into Tunisia only accumulated a third of the mileage of Tigers landed directly into Tunisia over the same period is obviously questionable. He also doesn't seem to understand Allied policy, which was to develop tanks to achieve 3000 mile overhaul lives and prove it in testing, Whether they were overhauled over shorter mileages in the field was more to do with having the resources available during lulls in the fighting. For example the British overhauled a large proportion of their tanks prior to Operation Plunder not because they needed to, but because they could.
I don't have the money to buy any books and haven't been able to find any pirated online either.