Cutthroats - Robert Dick


By Robert Dick

  • Release Date: 2006-04-25
  • Genre: Military
Cutthroats book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 13 Ratings)

Cutthroats Robert Dick Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars

Soon after we landed it became apparent that there was more than enough artillery here, that the enemy were excellent shots, and that their ammo supply seemed to be endless.

With the Japanese deeply entrenched and determined to die rather than surrender, Robert Dick and his fellow soldiers quickly realized that theirs would be a war fought inch by bloody inch–and that their Sherman tanks would serve front and center. As driver, Dick had to maneuver his five-man crew in and out of dangerous and often deadly situations.

Whether crawling up beaches, bogged down in the mud-soaked Leyte jungle, or exposed in the treacherous valleys of Okinawa, the Sherman was a favorite target. A land mine could blow off the tracks, leaving its crew marooned and helpless, and the nightmare of swarms of Japanese armed with satchel charges was all too real. But there was a war to be won, and Americans like Robert Dick did their jobs without fanfare, and without glory. This gripping account of tanker combat is a ringing testament to the awe-inspiring bravery of ordinary Americans.

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  • Cutthroats

    By dorydurg
    Excellent. I had no idea what tank war fare was like, now I know! Very well written and informative.

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