British Battle Tanks : World War I to 1939 Hardback
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 such as the Mark IV, Mark V and Whippet played a crucial role in bringing World War I to an end. Marking the centenary of their battlefield debut, this comprehensive volume traces the design and development of the famous British invention during World War I and the increasingly tense years of the 1920s and 30s, from the first crude but revolutionary prototype to the ever-more sophisticated designs of later years.
Bolstered by historic photographs and stunning illustrations, author David Fletcher brings us the thrilling history behind the early British battle tanks.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 236 pages, 200 b/w; 40 col
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 20/08/2016
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9781472817556