The Ironclads of Cambrai: The First Great Tank Battle
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The Ironclads of Cambrai: The First Great Tank Battle

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The British Army was the first to use tanks, employing a handful of early models during the closing stages of the Battle of the Somme, September 1916. But it was over a year later that the first mass tank attack demonstrated just what a revolutionary weapon this was. On 20th November 1917, just as the bloody slaughter at Passchendaele reached stalemate, the British flung 3...more
Paperback, 241 pages
Published August 1st 2002 by Cassell (first published 1970)
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Shawn Gordon
**** Four stars for history buffs, particularly World War One buffs. **** Four stars also for armor enthusiasts. The book is well researched and the history of the development of the tank and the battle of Cambrai is excellent.

** Two stars if you don't fit into any of the categories above. You will not like this book if the subject matter doesn't interest you to begin with.
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Bryan Cooper started his career as a journalist and, during service with the RAF, was a feature writer on Flying Review. He is the author of a number of books on military subjects.

In 1960, he covered Donald Campbell's land speed record on the Utah salt flats.
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