Band of Brigands: The First Men in Tanks

Band of Brigands: The First Men in Tanks

by Christy Campbell
     
 

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The dramatic story of the men who fought a new and terrifying kind of war amidst the carnage of the trenches in World War I: the British pioneer volunteers who were the first tank-men into battle.See more details below

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The dramatic story of the men who fought a new and terrifying kind of war amidst the carnage of the trenches in World War I: the British pioneer volunteers who were the first tank-men into battle.

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‘A fascinating story…told by Christy Campbell with verve and an eye for the telling detail.’ Sunday Telegraph‘Continuously interesting, so much so that one has to remember that for almost all the 1914-1918 war, tanks were a sideshow.This is the story of vision, false starts, blunders, obstinancy, obstructionism, determination, perseverance, quarrels and courage.’ Daily Telegraph'A military historian of the first rank … a completely satisfying investigation that is both chilling and startling' Len Deighton‘A fascinating book’ Daily Mail’Wonderfully entertaining.’ BBC History Magazine’Campbell is to be applauded for producing a book that portrays life in the tank corps so vividly while guiding the reader painlessly through a morass of technical information.’ THE Book Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007214600
Publisher:
HarperCollins UK
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,258,560
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.40(d)

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‘A fascinating story…told by Christy Campbell with verve and an eye for the telling detail.’ Sunday Telegraph‘Continuously interesting, so much so that one has to remember that for almost all the 1914-1918 war, tanks were a sideshow.This is the story of vision, false starts, blunders, obstinancy, obstructionism, determination, perseverance, quarrels and courage.’ Daily Telegraph'A military historian of the first rank … a completely satisfying investigation that is both chilling and startling' Len Deighton‘A fascinating book’ Daily Mail’Wonderfully entertaining.’ BBC History Magazine’Campbell is to be applauded for producing a book that portrays life in the tank corps so vividly while guiding the reader painlessly through a morass of technical information.’ THE Book Magazine

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