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British Tanks: The Second World War by Pat Ware

British Tanks: The Second World War

Part of the Images of War Series


British Tanks: The Second World War by Pat Ware

Perhaps the British did not produce the most successful tanks of the Second World War, but they certainly designed an extraordinary range of light, medium and heavy tanks along with many that were adapted for special purposes. This fascinating variety of military machinery is recorded in Pat Ware's photographic history. Using a selection of wartime photographs - supported by some modern photographs of preserved vehicles - he describes the origins of the tank in Britain during the First World War, looks at British tank development during the inter-war period and contrasts this with advances made elsewhere. All of the British tanks that saw service during the Second World War are described, among them the cruisers (Crusader, Cromwell, Comet), the infantry tanks (Matilda, Valentine, Churchill) and the US imports (Stuart, Lee/Grant, Sherman).Pat Ware is a leading expert on the history of military vehicles and a prolific writer of books and articles on every aspect of the subject. His most recent publications include a study of the military Jeep and encyclopaedias of military vehicles and motorcycles. He was the founding editor of Classic Military Vehicle magazine.


This entry in the Images of War series looks at all the tanks that served with the British Army during the war, both those developed in Britain and American imports. The pictures are crisp and clear, each with a short but accurate caption. There are some useful wartime diagrams, including external and internal stowage diagrams which show just how cramped these vehicles could be. Each chapter begins with a useful short text which discusses that type of tank and then examines each of the types covered in the pictures. -

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Publication date

17th November 2011


Pat Ware

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Pen & Sword Military an imprint of Pen & Sword Books Ltd


128 pages


Second World War



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