Title: The Tank in Action During the First World War
Author: Browne, D G
Edition: 2nd Edition
Publication Date: 2009
Cover: Soft Cover without Dust Jacket – 526 pages
Comments: Possibly THE book of the tank during the Great War
This is a very substantial and important book.
Quite simply, anyone interested in the history of tank warfare should read and own it for it is essential. It was written by a British tank commander of the Great War who has given us a comprehensive account of tanks as machines and tanks at war.
First, it is an account of the creation and development of the tank.
Second, it describes the war of the tank in all its theatres of operation including the Western Front, the Middle East and including the French and German forces.
Third, it provides an insight into armaments, armour, maintenance, breakdown and battle damage recovery and into many aspects of keeping an early armoured squadron operational.
Fourth, it offers an excellent history of the engagements of British tanks and, finally, it is a brilliant eyewitness account of the tank of the Great War in action—from one who was personally involved—including much battle description, dialogue and anecdotal incident.
A successful book in every way.