Brazen Chariots by Robert Crisp

By Robert Crisp

"Unquestionably the best narrative of tank war to return out of worldwide struggle II."―Los Angeles Times

A tank officer's tale of the barren region struggle in North Africa, Brazen Chariots is among the most generally praised warfare books ever released. significant Robert Crisp recounts Operation Crusader, the good tank conflict waged opposed to Rommel's Afrika Korps at the borders of Egypt.

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In the wake of the collapse of the stock market came, during the years between 1929 and 1932, an The Gathering Storm 55 unrelenting fall in prices and consequent cuts in production causing widespread unemployment. The consequences of this dislocation of economic life became world-wide. A general contraction of trade in the face of unemployment and declining production followed. Tariff restrictions were imposed to protect the home markets. The general crisis brought with it acute monetary difficulties, and paralysed internal credit.

There was an overwhelming majority for the new Administration. Mr. MacDonald as Prime Minister was only followed by seven or eight members of his own party; but barely a hundred of his Labour opponents and former followers were returned to Parliament. His health and powers were failing fast, and he reigned in increasing decrepitude at the summit of the British system for nearly four fateful years. And very soon in these four years came Hitler. The Gathering Storm 58 3 Lurking Dangers IN MY BOOK, The Aftermath, I have set down some of the impressions of the four years which elapsed between the Armistice and the change of Government in Britain at the end of 1922.

They would do well to pause and 60 The Gathering Storm 61 ponder upon their new responsibilities. Death stands at attention, obedient, expectant, ready to serve, ready to shear away the peoples en masse; ready, if called on, to pulverise, without hope of repair, what is left of civilisation. He awaits only the word of command. He awaits it from a frail, bewildered being, long his victim, now – for one occasion only – his Master. All this was published on January 1, 1929. Now, on another New Year’s Day eighteen years later, I could not write it differently.

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