From D-Day to the end of hostilities, the Sherman tank was the backbone of allied armored formations involved in the European Theater of Operations, best known to the Americans by the acronym ETO. Purpose of the book is to describe and illustrate the main versions of one of the most famous World War Two armored vehicles, used by Allies and therefore by American, British, Canadian, Czechoslovakian, French and Polish units in battles fought along the way from the beaches of Normandy up to the Reich. Particular attention has been paid to the historical aspects of the topic, without neglecting the technical point of view. Given the limited space and the wide availability of data and pictures, the decision to deal exclusively with the basic versions of the Sherman was the only choice. The discussion about the special vehicles based on this tank would have gone to the expense of most important general issues.