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Review for Armoured Warfare in the British Army 1914-1939

Author/Director : Dick Taylor

Format : Book

The fly leaf note calls this book a tour de force and so it is. It very thoroughly covers the very beginning of British armoured vehicles through to 1939. The first fumbling attempts towards mechanized warfare gave Britain world leader status by the end of the First World war. The internal politics of the army plus the financial constraints of the depression lost us that leadership by the start of the Second World war. Naturally there is a lot about the use and misuse of the first tanks and some dramatic description of conditions inside them. This book ranges from battlefield heroism to Whitehall shenanigans and tells both stories well.
There are a lot of photographs scattered through the book, the appendices are a mini reference book in themselves and the bibliography is extensive.
This is the first of a three volume work and the next volume cannot come too soon. We very highly recommend it

Published by : Pen & Sword Military, 2022
ISBN : 978 1 39900 118 2

Review last updated : 2022-04-12 10:30:14

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