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Publisher's Summary

During the second half of the 20th century, East and West stood on the brink of war. Nowhere was this more evident than in Central Germany, where 10,000 tanks belonging to NATO stood ready to resist a ground attack spearheaded by 40,000 Warsaw Pact tanks. It was a war that never was. But what if it had? How would the opening days of World War III played out?

Team Yankee, the New York Times best-seller by Harold Coyle, presents a glimpse of what it would have been like for the soldiers who would have had to meet the relentless onslaught of Soviet and Warsaw Pact divisions. Using the geo-political and military scenarios described by General Sir John Hackett, former NORTHAG commander and author of World War Three; August 1985, Team Yankee follows the war as seen from the turret of Captain Sean Bannon's tank.

Through Bannon's eyes, and those of the men belonging to his tank heavy combat team, the listener lives through the first 14 days of World War III. The action is vivid and exciting, the tension palpable. Defeat and death are as close as victory.

©2016 Harold Coyle (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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WW 3 the way it might have been

I loved the realism captured in this book.
It comes across as a biography almost

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interesting cold war gone hot book

Writer is a former member of a tank company that was in the area he is writing about. Shows through with the story feeling organic with slang and such. Worth picking up and wasn't as gung-ho America as I expected

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A must read for all

This novel is so vividly written it feels real. A must read for all, especially those in th armed forces, and particularly those in armoured corps. It should be mandatory reading for all who wish to command soldiers in the field.

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A great fictional depiction of armoured warfare.

This book is a great read, taking place in the European theatre in a possible cold war turned hot scenario of the 1980s. Clearly written with accurate detail to tactics and the operation of armoured vehicles. It can be seen to be a motivator for US/NATO armoured crewman to maintain standards and to increase their confidence in their equipment in a possible scenario. Though it is starting to show its age now, it remains a great motivator focused at a combined arms at combat team level. The equipment of the friendly combat team in use is era relevant and includes the M3 Bradley for Cavalry Troops, M1A1 for Tank Troops, M113 for Mech Infantry Platoons, M47 Dragon Anti-tank wpn and associated small arms.

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I enjoyed it

It was worth listening to, it filled in some time, I had not trouble becoming involved in the story. The characters and descriptions were good. I would recommend this book.

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  • 26-02-2017

Excellent !

Finally ! a novel that captures (modern) armoured warfare as it would have been, from the tiny details that make every Tankers day a chore, to the adrenaline filled race to engagement, so well described and captured here that it made me nostalgic for the confines of my tank, the smell of main gun, co-ax and sweat, are such a large part of my memories that this book made me want it all over again, the exhilaration of riding atop a 60-70 tonne behemoth charging forward, gun sweeping left and right looking for targets is bought to the fore with the scenarios realistically played out within. An excellent portrayal and one of the best WW3 novels I've read.

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  • Dominic
  • 04-04-2017

Took me back

I used to read this book in the army years ago waiting for the reds to come over the wall. Living near Birmingham it really brings it to life. I've read it dozens of times. So glad it's in audible, well done Mr Coyle!!! Thanks for the memories

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  • Chris H
  • 08-02-2017

Quality

love this author, excellent writing and great characters and plot in this page turner.
I enjoy the read and can almost smell the cordite

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  • AFC1970
  • 20-01-2017

Not as good as I remember it

I read this about 30 years ago and enjoyed it thoroughly. Now I'm not sure if it's me getting older and more critical but the audio version just lacked something. Added to which I can't have noticed the gung-ho America the great overtones first time round but they really grated after a while. Perhaps it was the narrators voice but it just failed to grip.

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  • Michael N
  • 09-10-2018

Not Tom Clancy

If you’re looking for something in the vain if Red Storm Rising you are in for a disappointment. Plodding story line, dull characterisation and just not a “page turner”.

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  • SteveF
  • 27-03-2018

Nothing special

Good story but nothing special. The narrator is excellent the story itself is .... just ok

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  • David
  • 08-01-2018

Cowboys and Indians in Europe. Very disappointing

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

This is so two dimensional and superficial it is hard to believe this is based on any meaningful government report - I hope.

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  • Sparks
  • 20-01-2017

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i enjoyed the technical depth on being a tank commander. also the build up of emotion and fatigue was very realistic. slightly puzzled to note the absence of any british input. or is this post brexit? the story line is a bit predictable, you can guess the ending but still a fun read if you want the nuts and bolts of living in an armoured box on tracks!

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  • 06-02-2018

Intense, realistic and we'll written...

Really enjoyed this intense and realistic story of what the beginnings of hostilities during a Cold War may look like, taken mostly from the perspective of a platoon tank commander.

We'll thought out and accurate for the most part, with rich, interesting characters and plenty of action.

My only criticism is that it felt a bit rushed towards the end and that, as being British, I felt a little detached with the lack of any involvement , but that's a personal thing.

Very good overall...

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-05-2017

Efficient novel easy read.

Great pace and level of detail for an easy and engaging listen during journeys. Recommended for all interested in tankers.

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