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.
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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