Captain David Render, Stuart Tootal – Tank Action


A gripping account of the Second World War, from the perspective of a young tank commander.

In 1944, David Render was a 19-year-old second lieutenant fresh from Sandhurst when he was sent to France. Joining the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry five days after the D-Day landings, the combat-hardened men he was sent to command did not expect him to last long. However, in the following weeks of ferocious fighting in which more than 90 per cent of his fellow tank commanders became casualties, his ability to emerge unscathed from countless combat engagements earned him the nickname of the ‘Inevitable Mr Render’.

In Tank Action Render tells his remarkable story, spanning every major episode of the last year of the Second World War from the invasion of Normandy to the fall of Germany. Ultimately it is a story of survival, comradeship and the ability to stand up and be counted as a leader in combat.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

Author: Captain David Render, Stuart Tootal
Narrator: Roger Davis
Duration: 11 hours 36 minutes
Released: 19 Dec 2009
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Language: English

User Review:

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I have been on a WW2 kick lately, listening to audio books during my lengthy commute. This was hands down the best book I have read/listened to in quite some time. Its probably better that it was an audiobook, because I likely wouldnt have gotten much sleep once I started it. As a former tank officer, I appreciate his descriptions of life in an armor unit. He book, like a certain coffee claims to be, was good to the last drop.