British Battle Tanks

World War I to 1939

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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, revolutionary weapon--the tank. After a stuttering start, armored behemoths such as the Mark IV, Mark V, and Whippet Tank 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 weapon system, from the initial concept of a steam-powered tank during the Crimean War, to the role the British military played in creating the infamous German Blitzkrieg tactic of World War II. Bolstered by historic photographs and stunning illustrations, author David Fletcher brings us the thrilling history behind British tanks of the First World War.

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 1927-1945

Product details

Published Aug 23 2016
Format Hardback
Edition 1st
Extent 236
ISBN 9781472817556
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 200 b/w; 40 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series General Military
Short code GNM
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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David Fletcher

David Fletcher MBE was born in 1942. He has writte…

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