Tanks : The History of Armoured Warfare

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Tanks is an impressive visual account of the history of the tank, from the early attempts at developing an all-terrain armoured vehicle to the lethal killing machines of the twenty-first century.

Produced in association with The Tank Museum in Dorset, this book covers the major technical developments and types, from the British Mark IV, the German Tiger, the Russian T-34 and the American Sherman, to the M1 Abrams battle tank in service today. It describes the most famous tank battles, from Flers-Courcellette in 1916 to the First Gulf War, and highlights the contributions and careers of leading tank tacticians commanders.

Tanks showcases dramatic images from the Museum's archives, as well as painstakingly researched documents, including a blueprint of the British Mark IV and tank identification cards from the Cold War.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 245 x 283 x 17.78mm | 1,220.16g
  • Andre Deutsch Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 240 clr and b&w photos and illus
  • 023300534X
  • 9780233005348
  • 1,057,696

Table of contents

The Origins of the Tank * Into Battle * Passchendaele and Cambrai * French Heavy Tanks * 1918 Tanks * Tank Against Tank: German AF7 * The end of the First World War * British Tanks between the Wars * Germany Rearms * Guderian * Soviet Armour * Mechanized Armour in The Spanish Civil War * The Eve of Second World War * Case White * Blitzkrieg * The A22 Churchill Infantry Tank * North African Campaign * Erwin Rommel * Second Alamein * Barbarossa * T-34 * Kursk * Enter the Tiger * Tank Hunters BOX: Archer * The Funnies BOX: Hobart * Normandy BOX: Wittmann * The Falaise Gap * Patton BOX: M4 Sherman * Tanks in the Far East and Pacific * War into Peace * British tanks of the Cold War * Soviet Tanks of the Cold War * German and French tanks of the Cold War * Tanks in the Middle East * Gulf Wars * Tanks today.
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About Robin Cross

Robin Cross specializes in military history. He has written over 30 books, including The Battle of Kursk and VE Day. He has contributed to over 150 television documentaries.

David Willey is the curator of The Tank Museum in Dorset. He has contributed to many Haynes manuals on tanks.

The Tank Museum holds the biggest and best collection of tanks and military vehicles from around the world. The land owned by the MoD and the museum is used as part of tank-crew training. The museum has strong links with the hugely successful World of Tanks game.
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