Armored Forces

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This volume analyzes the development of tanks and traces their history from the British attack at Cambrai in 1917 during World War I through the AirLand Battle of Operation Desert Storm in 1991. This text gives a short history of the rise and development of armored warfare in the 20th century, an assessment of the significant literature on tank doctrine, and an evaluation of the role of prominent commanders, theoreticians, and tacticians. A chronology of important dates and pictures depicting major changes in tanks across the years enrich this teaching tool and reference guide for teachers and students of military history, history buffs, and professional soldiers.

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Analyzes the development of tanks and traces their history from 1917 to their use in Operation Desert Storm in 1991. Offers a short history of armored warfare in the 20th century, a bibliography of literature on tank doctrine, and an evaluation of commanders and tacticians. Includes a chronology of important dates, and biographical sketches. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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ROBERT M. CITINO, Associate Professor of History, Eastern Michigan University, is the author of Germany and the Union of South Africa in the Nazi Period (1991) and The Evolution of Blitzkrieg Tactics: Germany Defends Itself Against Poland, 1918-1933 (1987), both published by Greenwood Press.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I History 1
1 Tanks in the Great War 3
2 The Interwar 31
3 The Tank War 67
4 Modern Tank Warfare 107
Pt. II Bibliographical Essays 147
5 Tanks in the Great War 149
6 The Interwar 163
7 The Tank War 179
8 Modern Tank Warfare 201
Pt. III Biographical Profiles 221
Appendix 1. Chronology of Important Dates 283
Appendix 2. Tanks in World War I 286
Appendix 3. Tanks in the Interwar 287
Appendix 4. Tanks in World War II 289
Appendix 5. Tanks since 1945 290
Index 293
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