The publisher has a fine list of titles covering the armoured fighting vehicles of both World Wars. This new book times with the Centenary of the WWI Tank and is a very worthy addition to the list. Most recommended.
NAME: Deborah and the War of the Tanks 1917
AUTHOR: John A Taylor
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: hard back
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Tanks, AFV, Armoured Fighting Vehicles, Western Front, WWI, First World War, World War One, The Great War, 1914-1918, 1917, Cambrai, D51, tank centenary, Churchill, Royal Navy
DESCRIPTION: The publisher has a fine list of titles covering the armoured fighting vehicles of both World Wars. This new book times with the Centenary of the WWI Tank and is a very worthy addition to the list. Most recommended.
This is an original story. Deborah took part in the Battle of Cambrai in November 1917. In fact she took a leading part in the first use of massed armour. She was buried and an important part of this book deals with the remarkable feat of archaeology that located her, excavated and brought out her remains, to be preserved as a memorial to the battle and the men who fought it.
The author has provided a unique perspective on what was a pivotal point in the war on the Western Front. He has drawn on German and British sources and exposed two surprising new aspects of the tank story. The compelling text is supported by maps and a photo plate section, ending with the image of Deborah today as she is displayed in the village of Flesquieres. There are also appendices, notes, and a good index.