Images of War, Tank Wrecks of the Western Front 1940-1945, Rare Photographs From Wartime Archives

The very popular Images of War series provides stunning images from official and private collections. This new addition offers an illuminating view of the development of tanks employed on the Western Front – Most Highly Recommended.

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NAME: Images of War, Tank Wrecks of the Western Front 1940-1945, Rare 
Photographs From Wartime Archives
FILE: R3069
AUTHOR: Anthony Tucker Jones
PUBLISHER: Pen and Sword
BINDING: soft back
PRICE: £14.99                                                               
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: WWII, World War II, World War 2, Second World War, Western Front, 
Battle of France, BEF, armoured vehicles, development, deployment, French Army, 
German Army, Panzers, D-Day, advance on Germany

ISBN: 1-52674-154-7

PAGES: 130
IMAGE: B3069.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: The very popular Images of War series provides stunning images 
from official and private collections. This new addition offers an illuminating view 
of the development of tanks employed on the Western Front – Most Highly 
Recommended.

Many readers, particularly younger readers, may be very surprised by this book 
because it demonstrates tank development of the period through the images of tanks 
that fought and lost. It also shows how the Panzers were not the best tanks for the job 
and why. When the Battle of France opened, the German tanks were not the best in 
the field, but what was on their side was tactics and a huge gamble that paid off. The 
most numerous German tanks were light reconnaissance vehicles with thin armour, 
light armament and some reliability problems. The British and French tanks facing 
them were numerically superior, technically better, but frittered away in small 
numbers, except for the Battle of Arras where the British planned a massed attack to
buy time for the retreating Anglo-French forces to reach Dunkirk and safe evacuation 
to Britain. In this attack, the Germans were badly shaken and it demonstrated clearly 
what could have been achieved had the British tankers been given the same 
opportunity in the other battles.

The author has divided tanks by nationality and stages in the progress of the land war 
on the Western Front. Well-researched text introduces an excellent selection of rare 
images with concise captions and extended captions. This is an extremely effective 
guide to the models and types of tank with the best description of the variants of 
British tanks that has been published in decades. A valuable and informative work 
that will compliment even the most extensive WWII library.