Introduction Acknowledgements Chapter 1: The Origin of the Species Chapter 2: The 'Invention of the Tank' Chapter 3: First World War Battlefield Debut Chapter 4: Post-War Anticlimax Chapter 5: Britain's Lead and Failings Chapter 6: Tank Development in Europe and America Chapter 7: Creation of the Armoured Forces Chapter 8: Panzers and their Second World War Opponents Chapter 9: The Cold War's Five Dominant Countries Chapter 10: On the Peripheries of Major Powers Chapter 11: Asia Catches Up Chapter 12: Epilogue Appendixes Notes Index
An authoritative history of the development of the tank and the associated rise of armoured warfare over the course of the 20th century.
From 1972 to 2006 Professor Richard Ogorkiewicz was an independent member of several boards and committees of the Defence Scientific Advisory Council of the Ministry of Defence. Since 1979 he has been lecturing on armoured vehicles to Army Command and Staff at the Royal Military College of Science, now part of the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, and since 1988 has been a Visiting Professor there. He is the author of three books on armoured vehicles. Since 1988 he has been consulting editor of IHS International Defence Review, contributing to it numerous articles on armoured vehicles, and since 1993 has also been a trustee of the national Tank Museum at Bovington.
An authoritative review and recommended. * Tankette *