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FULLER (Bt.-Col. J.F.C., DSO) Tanks in the Great War 1914-1918. 1st Ed., xxiv+331pp., 8 plates, 16 diagrams, 10 maps (one fldg.). Murray. 1920  #62767
[HLMainPic] From 1916-1918 Fuller was Chief General Staff Officer of the Tank Corps & a leading planner of the Battle of Cambrai. As one of Britain's foremost military thinkers & authors he was a constant & vocal advocate of the mechanised arm. "Colonel Fuller's book on tanks in the War differs from the others on this subject. Like them it gives a short history of the early struggles, developments, & set-backs; but the author, a well-known writer on strategy & tactics, is always more concerned with the future of armoured & catterpillar-propelled vehicles in warfare - whether for offence or transport - than in their actual achievements between 1914 & 1918. The work was written before the 'mechanization' of the Army had advanced very far, but it does not suffer from this fact, so long as that is borne in mind. It is, indeed, ahead of its time." - Falls (awarding a coveted star). Important & extremely scarce work, orig. red cloth, gilt with Tank Corps badge to front, VG but for some slight tanning to sp., comparatively a very good example given that the inferior cloth which Murray unaccountably used in the book's production is prone to tearing at the head & tail of the sp. & to wear generally. See illustrations on our website.   £325

     




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