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Band of Brigands: The First Men in Tanks

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Inspired by a visit to northeast France to witness the excavation of a remarkably intact World War Itank from beneath a suburban vegetable plot near the town of Cambrai, Christy Campbell—then defense correspondent of the Sunday Telegraph—began to piece together the little-known story of the young men who formed the British Tank Corps. Very few of them had been professional ...more
Hardcover, 512 pages
Published October 15th 2007 by HarperCollins UK
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'Aussie Rick'
Jun 13, 2009 'Aussie Rick' rated it liked it
Shelves: read-military, ww1
This is a decent account covering the formation, development and introduction of the Tank Corp on the Western Front during WW1. It covers all aspects of the first 'tank' and the men who crewed and fought with this weapon during WW1. The book looks at the battles that the Tank took part in and the politics of its use between commanders, politicians and the soldiers. Overall its a decent introduction to early tank warfare and one of few written on the subject ("Tanks & Trenches" and "The ...more
Michael C
Jun 17, 2015 Michael C rated it really liked it
Shelves: library, history
An important record that tells a fascinating story of the development of what became a critical element of modern warfare. It is a testament to the imagination and bravery of so many. immaculately researched on every level.
Apr 06, 2008 John rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: WWI enthuasists
Fascinating history of the tank, built during WWI The personalities the technology the social history.
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