I suggest that you read some first hand accounts, along with talking to veterans, this will give you the 'feel' for the life of tank crew and their routines. There have been lots published over the years. Look out for memoirs of other ranks or junior officer's rather than those who may talk about life at HQ or the hunt back home (I have read a lot of those!) Amongst my favourites and a good place to start is the fictionalised (Elstob was 'there'): Warriors For The Working Day by Peter Elstob (1960) Also essential is George Forty's book - Jake Wardrop's Diary (2009) Otherwise: Ken Tout - Tank! (etc.), Keith Jones - Sixty Four Days of A Normandy Summer (1990), Bill Bellamy - Troop Leader (2005), Stephen Dyson - Tank Twins (1993), Andrew Wilson - Flamethrower, John foley- |Mailed Fist, etc. Anyone else?