Tanks of World Wars I and II: An IIllustrated A-Z Catalogue of Tanks, Armoured Vehicles, Tank Destroyers, Command Versions and Specialized Tanks from Machine Little Willie to the Panzers

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9781844762927: Tanks of World Wars I and II: An IIllustrated A-Z Catalogue of Tanks, Armoured Vehicles, Tank Destroyers, Command Versions and Specialized Tanks from Machine Little Willie to the Panzers
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This book features over 300 wartime and modern identification photographs in colour and black-and-white, many from the world-famous Tank Museum, in Bovington. It examines the history of the tank and the main battles in which tanks have fought, including the Somme, Cambrai, El Alamein, Kursk and D-Day. It includes detailed specification boxes for every tank listed, with up-to-date information about its official name, country of origin, date, crew, weight, dimensions, armament, armour, powerplant and performance. This magnificently illustrated book begins with a history of the tank, beginning with the No. 1 Lincoln Machine, "Little Willie", and the first tank action in France in 1916, continuing with an examination of developments between the wars, then World War II campaigns such as the Blitzkrieg and D-Day. There are anecdotes about the personalities involved in tank development and combat, with fascinating quotes throughout. This lavishly illustrated book, with its vast collection of wartime and museum photographs, provides enthusiasts and historians with key information about the tank and its unique role during the first half of the 20th century.

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Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) George Forty, OBE, FMA, is a well-known author specializing in armoured warfare. He served for 32 years in the Royal Tank Regiment, seeing active service first in Korea. Ten years later he commanded an armoured reconnaissance squadron on operations in Aden, the Persian Gulf and Borneo. George Forty left the Army in 1975 to pursue a writing career, and in 1981 was appointed Director and Curator of the world-famous Tank Museum in Bovington, Dorset, England. During the next 12 years he tripled the size of the museum, modernized it and turned it into one of the foremost military museums in Europe. Shortly after retiring from the museum in 1993, George Forty was made a Fellow of the Museums Association (FMA) and was awarded an OBE in the 1994 New Year's Honours List.

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