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By David Fletcher

whilst British infantrymen charged around the Somme in September 1916 they have been observed by means of a brand new and spectacular weapon – the tank. After a stuttering commence armoured behemoths reminiscent of the Mark IV, Mark V and Whippet performed a vital function in bringing international struggle I to an end.

Marking the centenary in their battlefield debut, this complete quantity strains the layout and improvement of the recognized British invention in the course of global conflict I and the more and more stressful years of the Nineteen Twenties and 30s, from the 1st crude yet innovative prototype to the ever-more refined designs of later years. strengthened by way of historical images and attractive illustrations, writer David Fletcher brings us the exciting heritage in the back of the early British conflict tanks.

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