National Defense: Tank Test

Above the snapping signal flags in the swirling tank battles in Libya hovered the ghostly tradition of Allenby, Jeb Stuart and all the great cavalrymen back to Genghis Khan. But in the clanking, barking tanks rode the spirits of the hard-eyed, dusty men of the U.S. Armored Force. For most of the tanks carrying the British regimental crests out into battle were U.S.-made.

To Washington this week came more reports from official observers of the battle. These reports indicated that U.S. tanks were doing a cracking good job; but the returns were not all in. U.S. tankers and technical men...

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