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British Tanks: The Second World War

British Tanks: The Second World War

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Perhaps the British did not produce the most successful tanks of the Second World War, but they certainly designed an extraordinary range of light, medium and heavy tanks along with many that were adapted for special purposes. This fascinating variety of military machinery is recorded in Pat Ware’s photographic history.

Using a selection of wartime photographs

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Perhaps the British did not produce the most successful tanks of the Second World War, but they certainly designed an extraordinary range of light, medium and heavy tanks along with many that were adapted for special purposes. This fascinating variety of military machinery is recorded in Pat Ware’s photographic history.

Using a selection of wartime photographs - supported by some modern photographs of preserved vehicles – the book describes the origins of the tank in Britain during the First World War, looks at British tank development during the inter-war period and contrasts this with advances made elsewhere - in Germany, France, the USA and the Soviet Union. All of the British tanks that saw service during the Second World War are described, among them the cruisers (Crusader, Cromwell, Comet), the infantry tanks (Matilda, Valentine, Churchill) and the US imports (Stuart, Lee/Grant, Sherman). Finally, an extensive section is devoted to the so-called ‘funnies' - the tanks developed for crucial tasks like bridge-laying, mine-clearing, flame-throwing and amphibious operation.

Pat Ware’s photographic survey of these tanks at war is an expert introduction to a key period in the history of British fighting vehicles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848845008
Publisher:
Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date:
12/27/2011
Series:
Images of War Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,131,559
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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Pat Ware is an author and historian.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great info on brit tanks