It took a certain type of courage to serve in a tank in World War Two. Encased in steel, surrounded by highly explosive shells, a big and slow-moving target, every crew member was utterly vulnerable to enemy attack from all sides. Living – and dying – in a tank was a brutal way to fight a war. Al Murray reads a chapter of James Holland’s new book Brothers in Arms.
Al and James discuss the fundamental differences between being a Luftwaffe pilot and an airman in the RAF. Also, why did it take so long to train a naval officer? Could it be due to the cost of the kit