With the Tanks: Two First-Hand Accounts of British Tanks & Tank-Men at War in Europe During the First World War---Life in a Tank by Richard Haigh & Men and Tanks by J. C. Macintosh
Two essential accounts of the tankers at war-in one special edition These two books have more in common than their subject-the lives and battles of ... Show synopsis Two essential accounts of the tankers at war-in one special edition These two books have more in common than their subject-the lives and battles of British soldiers and their mighty metal war machines at war on the Western Front during the Great War. Both are a written in an easy, personable style which takes the reader towards an intimate relationship with the officers, crews and machines of this new and unique branch of the army. The reader is taken inside the stinking, smoke filled, claustrophobic interior of the early tanks and introduced to every hindrance, problem, and danger of fighting the tankers war-not only with the German enemy but in a torn, shattered mud-mired landscape than would bring an attack to a halt before it had barely begun, or cripple and suck down a machine and its crew to a halt under enemy guns or within hostile lines. These two accounts-which allow the reader to share the experience of tank warfare in its earliest days-are highly recommended for their content and good value. Available softcover and hardback with dustjacket.