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By W. H. L. Watson

ISBN-10: 1610010361

ISBN-13: 9781610010368

The genuine tale by way of a British officer who was once chosen to command one of many first tank businesses in global warfare One. initially often called "land battleships", the tank was once built in deep secrecy, meant as a weapon to wreck the stalemated trench conflict at the Western entrance. From their first disastrous makes an attempt in 1916 to their wonderful breakouts in 1918, the tank commanders needed to examine for themselves tips on how to use a weapon that had by no means existed sooner than, and switch it right into a dominant strength at the battlefield. New creation offers an in depth ancient evaluation of the 1st international battle.

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The First Battle Of Bullecourt V. The Second Battle Of Bullecourt VI. Rest And Training VII. The Third Battle Of Ypres—Preparations VIII. The Third Battle Of Ypres—St Julien IX. The Third Battle Of Ypres—The Poel-Capelle Road X. The Battle Of Cambrai—Flesquieres XI. The Battle Of Cambrai— Bourlon Wood XII. The Battle Of Cambrai— Gouzeaucourt XIII. Havrincourt To Harrow XIV. The Carrier Tanks XV. The Battle Of Amiens XVI. The Hindenburg Line XVII. The Second Battle Of Le Cateau XVIII. The End Of The War Preface By 1917, World War One was a stalemate.

Everything the officers and the men did was done by bugle-call. It was very military and quite effective. All movements became brisk. But the bugler became worse and worse. Out of self-preservation we reduced the number of his calls. Finally he was stopped altogether by the colonel, whose headquarters were at the time close to our camp. Our football team helped to bring the company together. It happened to excel any other team in the neighbourhood. We piled up enormous scores against all the companies we played.

The mess was a pleasant place, and training proceeded smoothly, because no company commander ever had better officers. My second-in-command was Haigh, a young and experienced regular from the infantry. He left me after the second battle of Bullecourt, to instruct the Americans. My officers were Swears, an “old Tanker,” who was instructing at Bermicourt, Wyatt, and “Happy Fanny,” Morris, Puttock, Davies, Clarkson, Macilwaine, Birkett, Grant, King, Richards, Telfer, Skinner, Sherwood, Head, Pritchard, Bernstein, Money, Talbot, Coghlan—too few remained long with the company.

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