British Mark I Tank 1916 cover

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In 1915 a machine christened Little Willie changed the way that wars were fought. Little Willie was a fully tracked armoured vehicle that could break a trench system. Its development was completed in December 1915, but by then it had already been superseded by an improved design, Mother. This was the first rhomboid tank, and the prototype for the Mark 1 which would influence a whole generation of tank building. This book details the development of the Mark I, and its surprise arrival in France in the middle of 1916 during the closing weeks of the battles of the Somme.

Product details

Published May 20 2012
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781780967981
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 8 col
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 100
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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David Fletcher

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

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Tony Bryan

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