Spanish Civil War Tanks: The Proving Ground for Blitzkrieg

Spanish Civil War Tanks: The Proving Ground for Blitzkrieg


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Spanish Civil War Tanks: The Proving Ground for Blitzkrieg by Steven J. Zaloga, Tony Bryan

The tanks used during the Spanish Civil War are not often examined in any great detail, and are often labeled as little more than test vehicles in a convenient proving ground before World War II. But, with groundbreaking research, armor expert Steven J Zaloga has taken a fresh look at the tanks deployed in Spain, examining how future tanks and armored tactics were shaped and honed by the crews' experiences, and how Germany was able to benefit from these lessons while their Soviet opponents were not.

Based on recently uncovered records of Soviet tankers in Spain and rare archival accounts, this book describes the various tanks deployed in Spain, including the PzKpfw I and the T-26.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781846035128
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 08/24/2010
Series: New Vanguard Series
Pages: 48
Sales rank: 409,201
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in history from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has worked as an analyst in the aerospace industry for over two decades, covering missile systems and the international arms trade, and has served with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think-tank. He is the author of numerous books on military technology and military history, with an accent on the US Army in World War II as well as Russia and the former Soviet Union.

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