reprint of original, published in 1935.
The origin of tanks- undaunted pioneers- Little Willie and Big Willie- The camp of mystery; A chapter about machinery, which can be skipped by those who prefer to go straight on with the story in Chapter 3- What a tank is- How it goes- What it is capable of doing; The curtain goes up on the Somme- Amazement and terror of the Boche- What the Tommies thought; The all-conquering "female"- Mud- Through snow and ice at Beaumont-Hamel; Mark II.- The tank loses its tail- Bellying and ditching- The struggle for existence; Smashing through at Arras- The cruise of the Lusitania- In the snow at Bullecourt- The lone fight at Monchy- Armour-piercing bulletts- Undaunted crews; Training at home- Strenuous times at the Cadet School- The depot at Wool- Thrills of the first tank ride; Improvements- The Mark IV. tank- Blowing up the Boche- The unditching beam- The "hush-hush" scheme; The dreaded salient- Treachery- Ugly rumours- How to empty a "pill box"- Fighting for sixty-two hours- Fray Bentos holds up the Boche; Swallowed up in the mud- Captain Robertson wins the V.C., and establishes a tradition- The Poelcapelle disaster- Whitehall loses faith- Salvage; The Only Way at Cambrai- The general leads his land fleet- Triumph of the tanks- Captain Wain achieves the impossible- The lone gunner- A tank commander at bay; The extra hand- A gearsman sees red- Desparate fighting at Fontaine- A tank to the rescue- Shaking off the Boche- How Private Smith died; The Great Retreat- Repairing a breakdown- Attacked by aeroplanes- A rearguard action- The mad sergeant- Holding the gap- A bold raider; Villers-Bretonneux- Tank meets tank- Whippets in full cry- The turning of the tide; The Mark V. arrives- The German tanks- With the "Aussies" at Hamel- Brave Americans- A brilliant show- With the French at Moreuil; How a battle is planned- Mark V. star tanks- Bluff- Detraining at night- Spying out the land- Battle orders- The approach march- The hi-hi bird; The exploded dump- Zero hour- A receipt for a village- Tiny and Co.- The great cruise of Musical Box- Thrilling raid of armoured cars- Flotsam; The faithful servant- The man of peace- "Slippery" in a tight corner- The perfect little gentleman- Buried alive- Fruits of victory; Tanks crews sorely tired- A lame tank- A one-man tank- Never say die!; Crossing the Canal du Nord- The attack of the wooden tanks- Peace at last- The flag reaches Cologne; Tanks in Egypt- The French chars d'assut- The U.S.A. tank corps; What the tanks accomplished- The infantry's battering-ram- How they affected the Germans- A civilian force; Post-war machines- Mechanized warfare- Cross-country lorries- The amphibious tank- The pole-jumping tank- The four-track tank- The Halger-Ultra bullet- Tanks in the future- Destruction or peace?; Glossary of tank terms
Illustrations: "For the first time in history tank was to encounter tank"; Approach March; A Mark I. tank in action on the Somme; "A tank is walking up the High Street at Flers, with the British Army cheering behind"; Diagram showing position of crew and guns in Mark IV. tank; Daily Tank Log; "They swarmed over the machine"; A Whippet tank; After the heavy fighting at Fontaine-Notre-Dame; A captured German tank, the Elfriede; Section of Mark V. tank; "Suddenly swerved, crushing both guns and gunners into the ground"; An aerial photograph of the German front near Dodo Wood; O.P. Chart; Secret Barrage Map; The Carden-Lloyd amphibian tank coming ashore
Tanks (Military science)
World War, 1914-1918 --Personal narratives, English.
|Title||Tank Warfare: the Story of the Tanks in the Great War|
|Publisher||Naval and Military Press|
|Library of Congress Control Number||34031788|