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First World War Tanks (Shire Library) [Paperback]

E. Bartholomew
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1 Aug 1986 Shire Library
Although tanks have become a symbol of military power, the first tanks were created as a temporary solution to the deadlock created by trench warfare. The early designs were unsophisticated and had little success when they were first used by the British Army on the Somme in 1916. The battle of Cambrai, however, proved that tanks were effective, and they were used extensively in the final year of the war. By 1918 over 2,700 tanks had been built in Britain, while France, Germany, the United States, Italy and Russia had all produced tanks of their own. This book covers the design and development of tanks during the First World War, describing the types that were used in action and the most important battles in which they fought. It is illustrated with photographs from the archives of the Tank Museum, at Bovington in Dorset.

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Shire Publications Ltd; Reprint edition (1 Aug 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0852637993
  • ISBN-13: 978-0852637999
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 14 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 364,951 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Great little book 14 April 2013
By Darkman
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A very informative little book for anyone interested in the development of the tank. Great photo's of those early machines.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable overview 21 Dec 2013
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In hindsight this is a bit too 'lightweight' for me. It does give an overview on the new weapon of war and as an introduction serves its purpose well
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not an Osprey 31 Dec 2013
By Jason Coffey - Published on Amazon.com
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This is an OK book. Nice pictures. Solid information. However, any specs provided are embedded within the text... so it is a poor reference book when your in a rush.

It is very dated in its format. Not only is it 30 pages black & white... but it is also half size sheets... so it is more of a booklet than a book. It is stapled together and lacks a spine.

WW1 military vehicles are hard to get good information on outside of Osprey without paying a fortune. Where this book is concerned, Wikipedia maintains more detailed information and specifications - as does a plethora of Osprey titles.
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