British Tank Production and the War Economy, 1934-1945

British Tank Production and the War Economy, 1934-1945

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British Tank Production and the War Economy, 1934-1945 explores the under-researched experiences of the British tank industry in the context of the pressures of war. Benjamin Coombs explores the various demands placed on British industry during the Second World War, looking at the political, military and strategy pressures involved.

By comparing the British tank programme with the Canadian, American, Russian and Australian equivalents, this study offers an international perspective on this aspect of the war economy. Topics covered include the premature contraction of the tank programme and dependence on American armour, the supply of the Valentine tank to the Russian authorities and the ongoing employment of the tank in the postwar peacetime markets.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 11.18mm | 304g
  • Bloomsbury Academic
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 10 bw illus
  • 1474227902
  • 9781474227902
  • 1,542,474

Table of contents

1. Government and Industry during Disarmament and Rearmament
2. Government and Industry during Wartime
3. General Staff Requirements and Industrial Capabilities
4. The Tank Workforce and Industrial Output
5. Overcoming Production Problems and Delays
6. Influence of North America upon the British Tank Industry
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The book is well researched and is a useful addition to the history of the Second World War. -- G. C. Peden, University of Stirling, UK * The American Historical Review * [Coombs' book] approaches the 'tank debate' from a largely unexplored direction ... With its fascinating cross-fertilization of social, military and economic history this will no doubt become the standard work on this area for some time. * The Second World War Military Operations Research Group * Clearly, substantial effort and attention to detail accompanied this thesis turned monograph. * The Historian *
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About Benjamin Coombs

Benjamin Coombs is Assistant Lecturer at the University of Kent, UK.
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