On 15 September 1916 a new weapon entered the military arsenals at a small engagement on the Somme. The first tank, the British Mark I, was cumbersome, unreliable and slow, but the impact on the morale of the German troops was salutary. Whatever its initial technical shortcomings, the tank incarnated the mechanisation and industrialisation of warfare and helped to break the stalemate of the First World War. It brought together firepower, protection and mobility to become a key component of…
ISBN 10 : 023300534X
ISBN 13 : 9780233005348
In 1916, for the first time, the tank participated in a small engagement on the Somme. Despite its shortcomings, it altered the course of World War. Tanks charts the weapon's first..
ISBN 10 : 9781472813060
ISBN 13 : 1472813065
From an internationally acclaimed expert in the field comes a detailed, analytical and comprehensive account of the worldwide evolution of tanks, from their inception a century ago..
ISBN 10 : 9781465466037
ISBN 13 : 1465466037
A visual guide to the history of tanks, Tank tells the full history of tanks through stunning photography and informative text. From the early Mark Is of World War I to the T-34 of..
ISBN 10 : 9781472817563
ISBN 13 : 1472817567
When British soldiers charged across the Somme in September 1916 they were accompanied by a new and astonishing weapon – the tank. After a stuttering start armoured behemoths suc..
ISBN 10 : 0241250315
ISBN 13 : 9780241250310
From the birth of the tank to unmanned vehicles and the tanks of the future, The Tank Book offers a truly definitive look at over 400 different tanks, produced in association with ..
ISBN 10 : 9781472821492
ISBN 13 : 1472821491
Plagued by unreliable vehicles and poorly thought-out doctrine, the early years of World War II were years of struggle for Britain's tank corps. Relying on tanks built in the late ..
ISBN 10 : 0754833518
ISBN 13 : 9780754833512
This book is an authoritative history and directory of tanks and their immediate derivatives, such as ARVs (armoured recovery vehicles), tank destroyers, command versions, bridgela..