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Tank warfare

the story of the tanks in the Great War

by F. Mitchell

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Published by Spa with Tom Donovan Pub. in Stevenage .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Tanks (Military science) -- History.,
  • World War, 1914-1918.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby F. Mitchell ; with many illustrations from photographs, maps, etc. and from original drawings by Reginald Cleaver and R.L. Phillips.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsUG446.5
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 312 p., [3] leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages312
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22366339M
    ISBN 100907590225

    With Napoleon I, however, the age of modern warfare was born. However, he soon became implicated in the July 20 Plot against Adolf Hitler [ citation needed ] and was compelled to commit suicide on October 14, A famous example that illustrates most of these principles occurred during World War II when the Allied forces eventually agreed on the objective of defeating Germany first with a direct offensive against the European continent. Strategic and Tactical Principles of Warfare Military commanders and theorists throughout history have formulated what they considered to be the most important strategic and tactical principles of war. Take These Men by Cyril Joly Essentially a memoir written as fiction, Cyril Joly's account of desert warfare as part of the 3rd Royal Tank Regiment in the second world war makes compelling reading. Security: The ability to protect the force from threats.

    They have been expressed in various ways, but Fuller's arrangement is as follows: Direction: What is the overall aim? It is intelligently written, cogent, and extremely well illustrated and it provides a much-needed discussion of a vital component of land warfare. Chief instructor of Camberley Staff College fromhe became military assistant to the chief of the Imperial General Staff in Maneuver consists of the various ways in which troops can be deployed and moved to obtain offensive, mass, and surprise.

    A war of attrition set in that called for total national involvement in the war effort. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje Ondaatje's Booker-winning masterpiece is more a plaint against ownership than an enquiry into the consequences of battle. And if his supporting characters sometimes seem class stereotypical, that social divide between the ranks is clearly how Joly saw it at the time. Twenty German A7V tanks were produced during the entire conflict, compared to over 4, French and over 2, British tanks of various kinds.


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Tank warfare book

Another three years with me and I will make you a master, but please don't think that either I or the Work depend on you, any more than J. Triads and Trichotomies[ edit ] Cabalistic influences on his theories can be evidenced by his use of the " Law of Threes " throughout his work.

As a result, tanks tended to be allotted to special armoured units, where the limited and expensive expert maintenance and training capacity could be concentrated.

Civil War. The British Army began the conversion of its cavalry from horse to tanks and all but a few regiments were fully converted by In the second year of the Tank warfare book, the Germans directed their Schwerpunkt toward the Volga and the Caucasus and again achieved some degree of success, but the Red Army had grown much stronger and by Novemberthe Soviets were able to turn the tables at Stalingrad.

Enemy engagements here take place predominantly in built-up areas rather than across open ground, but this is still very much desert country — blinding, suffocatingly hot and persistently bewildering to its occupiers. Hannibal was a supreme tactician whose crushing victories taught the Romans that the flexible attack tactics of their legions needed to be supplemented by unity of command and an improved cavalry.

The change in the meaning of these terms over time has been basically one of scope as the nature of war and the shape of society have changed and as technology has developed.

Division of the fleet maneuver would still have left Halsey superior to both Japanese forces. Two key technological developments in the war were to fashion the strategic and tactical debates of the s and s. The envelopment is a maneuver in which a secondary attack attempts to hold the enemy's center while one single envelopment or both flanks double envelopment of the enemy are attacked or overlapped in a push to the enemy's rear in order to threaten the enemy's communications and line of retreat.

A famous example that illustrates most of these principles occurred during World War II when the Allied forces eventually agreed on the objective of defeating Germany first with a direct offensive against the European continent. Sometimes referred to as the land-bound equivalent of Nicholas Monsarrat's The Cruel Sea, this novel has not enjoyed the same enduring popularity, though both authors are adept in portraying the wearying strain of constant alert.

In actual combat, tanks are far more vulnerable than viewers of most black-and-white films may realize. And if his supporting characters sometimes seem class stereotypical, that social divide between the ranks is clearly how Joly saw it at the time.

Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy Widely held to be his finest novel, McCarthy's pitiless and virtuosic take on the American-Indian Wars of the s won fame both for its hyperbolic, quasi-biblical prose and for its bludgeoning violence — though arguably its greatest achievement is in the creation of Judge Holden, a wily and erudite demi-god who gleefully fiddles and foxes his way from one slaughter to the next.

Fearful of the loss of Rommel's personal papers, then mostly stored in Wiener Neustadthis wife and son collected and hid them from both the SS and advancing allied troops. Dwight D. The penetration — one of the oldest maneuvers — is a main attack that attempts to pierce the enemy line while secondary attacks up and down the enemy line prevent the freeing of the enemy reserves.

New review: 'The Last Romantics' a moving and utterly engrossing read. The very need to keep wars limited has produced a new strategic form: the small, mobile special forces, armed with light but sophisticated weapons and trained in guerrilla tactics, that can be rapidly deployed and as rapidly withdrawn from hostile territory.

There, he announced his belief that Hitler was the saviour of the West against the Soviet Union and denounced Churchill and Roosevelt for being too stupid to see so.

Fuller's firsthand experience in the First World War saw a shift from the defensive power of the machine gun to the offensive power of the tank.

The 19th century was an era of far-reaching technological change that vastly altered the scope of tactics and strategy, an alteration seen in what has been called the first total war, the U. From the campaigns of antiquity through to more recent conflicts, war in desert locations has provided the basis for some distinguished and popular literary offerings, and here — in no particular order — is a selection of 10 of them: 1.

A war of attrition set in that called for total national involvement in the war effort. This forces the enemy to fight in several directions and possibly be destroyed in position. Nevertheless, during the Soviet-Japanese Border Wars of andthe Soviet forces tested modern armoured warfare tactics.

Recently they have also been applied to business tactics [22] and hobby wargaming.

Strategy and Tactics, Military

Tactics have always been difficult — and have become increasingly difficult — to distinguish in reality from strategy because the two are so interdependent.Feb 25,  · The book, by military writer Adam Makos, is the remarkable story of two tank crewmen, from opposite sides of the conflict, who endure the grisly nature of tank warfare.

Feb 24,  · The German panzer armies that swept into the Soviet Union in were an undefeated force that had honed their skill in combined arms warfare to a fine edge. The Germans focused their panzers and tactical air support at points on the battlefield defined as Schwerpunkt - main effort - to smash through any defensive line and then advance to envelope their adversaries.

Oct 25,  · Heavy tank warfare during the final year of the war is covered in Chapter 5, with the exception of tank battles in Hungary, the Ardennes, and the Eastern Front inwhich are described in Chapter 6.

Although intended as a breakthrough force—a “sledgehammer”—the German heavy tanks were most effective in the defense and as tank killers. Apr 10,  · Men Against Tanks: A History of Anti-Tank Warfare () by Col. John Weeks, which naturally involves much about WWII tanks. Book discusses the development of various types of anti-tank rounds, and also anti-tank guns and handheld weapons such as the pre-war and early war anti-tank rifles and the later shoulder held and RPG weapons.

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Though the importance of tanks had dimished since their heyday in the Second World War, on the modern battlefield they remained the dominant sylvaindez.com text, enhanced by colour plates and photographs, examines the NATO and Warsaw Pact tank forces of that era, focusing on tank firepower and crew training, and speculates as to the possible.