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HAIGH (Capt. Richard, MC, Tank Corps) Life in a Tank. 1st Ed., [vii]+141pp., 8 plates. VG in dw. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1918  #59246
[HLMainPic] Author, a regular officer of the Berkshire Regt., was attached to Heavy Banch MGC towards the end of 1916, trained on tanks in France & participated in several assaults on the Hindenburg Line in 1917 (Bullecourt &c.): these experiences are described in novelised form here. Haigh later toured the US, demonstrating the tank's capabilities, in a publicity/fundraising exercise of which this book was doubtless a spin-off. Attractive orig. dec. grey cloth, VG in very attractive & rare pictorial dw; this of particular interest as, at the foot of the front panel is printed "Commander of the Tank Britannia" - which indicates that Haigh belonged to "B" Battalion. See illustration on our website.   £245


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