From its first appearance on the battlefields of World War I, the tank struck fear into the enemy's hearts. As the tank developed, tactics evolved both to exploit it and to counter it. The French may have had better tanks in 1940, but the Germans tactically deployed their tanks in the Blitzkrieg more successfully, breaking through the French lines.Through this examination of significant tank battles and campaigns, the Military Atlas of Tank Warfare demonstrates how the tank remained a key part of any commander's offensive (and defensive) plans. The book discusses the importance of particular military commanders, such as Guderian and Fuller, and includes in-depth accounts of great tank battles from Cambrai to Kursk, and from Chinese Farm to Desert Storm. The authors also examine the evolution of tank design from the British Males and Females of World War I to the Soviet T-34 and German Panther of World War II, and on to the American M1 Abrams, British Challenger and French Leclerc designs.With photographs, maps and diagrams, the Military Atlas of Tank Warfare shows how tanks have fought on the battlefields of Europe, Africa and Asia, and analyzes the tactics used in armored battles up to the First Gulf War. This is a definitive guide to the art of armored combat in the twentieth century.
Publisher: Chartwell Books
Hardcover: 176 Pages
Product Dimension (L x W x H): 36.32 x 28.45 x 2.54 CM
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