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British Battle Tanks : World War I to 1939

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When British soldiers charged across the Somme in September 1916 they were accompanied by a new and astonishing weapon - the tank. After a stuttering start armoured behemoths such as the Mark IV, Mark V and Whippet played a crucial role in bringing World War I to an end. Marking the centenary of their battlefield debut, this comprehensive volume traces the design and development of the famous British invention during World War I and the increasingly tense years of the 1920s and 30s, from the first crude but revolutionary prototype to the ever-more sophisticated designs of later years. Bolstered by historic photographs and stunning illustrations, author David Fletcher brings us the thrilling history behind the early British battle tanks.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 236 pages
  • 190 x 242 x 22.86mm | 997.9g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Osprey Publishing
  • New York, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 200 b/w; 40 col
  • 1472817559
  • 9781472817556
  • 21,822

About David Fletcher

David Fletcher MBE was born in 1942. He has written many books and articles on military subjects and until his retirement was the historian at the Tank Museum, Bovington, UK. He has spent over 40 years studying the development of British armoured vehicles during the two World Wars and in 2012 was awarded an MBE for services to the history of armoured warfare.show more

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"I simply love this book, for its content, layout and appropriate level of detail. Very highly recommended." - AMPS"I cannot recommend this book enough. I finished it during one long flight. The booked helped me learn and understand the early years of the British Armor." - IPMS/USA "I simply love this book, for its content, layout and appropriate level of detail. Very highly recommended." - AMPSshow more

Table of contents

NVG 100 BRITISH TANK MARK 1 NVG 133 BRITISH TANK MARK IV NVG 178 BRITISH TANK MARK V NVG 207 MEDIUM MARK A WHIPPET NVG 217 BRITISH LIGHT TANKS 1927-1945show more

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