Spearhead: An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy, and a Collision of Lives in World War II

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"Clarence Smoyer began the war as a gentle giant, a factory worker from Pennsylvania coal country reluctant to unleash the power of the Sherman tank he crewed. But as his tank platoon fought its way from Normandy to the Rhine and beyond, and he watched his friends cut down one by one, he learned to kill with deadly accuracy and efficiency. His fight would climax in Cologne, in the shadow of the great cathedral, where he took a shot immortalized by a chance photograph--and where he would later forge a friendship with the German tanker he tragically dueled soon after."--Provided by publisher.
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subject_facetM26 (Tank) -- History
Panther (Tank) -- History
Smoyer, Clarence, -- 1923-
Tank crews -- United States -- Biography
United States. -- Army -- Officers -- Biography
United States. -- Army. -- Armored Regiment, 32nd -- Biography
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Western Front
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany -- Cologne
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany -- Tank warfare
World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- United States
title_displaySpearhead : an American tank gunner, his enemy, and a collision of lives in World War II
title_fullSpearhead : an American tank gunner, his enemy, and a collision of lives in World War II / Adam Makos
Spearhead An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy, and a Collision of Lives in World War II
title_shortSpearhead
title_subAn American Tank Gunner, His Enemy, and a Collision of Lives in World War II
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Campaigns
History
M26 (Tank)
Military
Nonfiction
Officers
Panther (Tank)
Regimental histories
Smoyer, Clarence
Tank crews
Tank warfare
World War, 1939-1945