Anthony Tucker-Jones's Armoured Warfare in the First World War: Rare Photographs PDF

By Anthony Tucker-Jones

100 years in the past, on 15 September 1916, at the Western entrance through the conflict of the Somme, the tank made its debut at the battlefield. the 1st tanks have been crude, unreliable, susceptible guns, yet they replaced the nature of land conflict without end, and Anthony Tucker-Jones's photographic heritage of those pioneering armored autos is the suitable creation to them.

In a range of over one hundred fifty archive pictures he bargains a desirable perception into the tough early days of this cutting edge new weapon, describing its technical background and its functionality in wrestle. whereas the conflict of Cambrai in 1917 is usually held up because the first large-scale tank conflict, tanks had already served at Flers-Courcelette at the Somme, in the course of the Nivelle offensive and the battles of Messines and Passchendaele.

His publication indicates that the improvement of the tank was once fraught with technical hindrances and battlefield setbacks. It used to be invented via the British and the French at nearly an analogous time to aid holiday the impasse of trench struggle, and the British deployed it first in 1916. Belatedly the Germans the British and French instance. The preliminary designs have been consistently subtle in the course of years of severe conflict. discovering definitely the right stability among strength and weight, getting the armament correct, and dealing out the simplest strategies for tanks at the battlefield used to be a tough, frequently lethal business.

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