Название: Cambrai: The First Great Tank Battle 1917 Автор: A. J. Smithers Издательство: Leo Cooper ISBN: 0850522684 Год: 1992 Формат: PDF (conv) Страниц: 194 Для сайта:gayrussia.ru Размер: 7,5 МБ Язык: Английский
By 1917 the First World War had reached a point of stalemate. Two vast armies, larger than had ever before been put in the field, faced each other in opposing trenches stretching in virtually unbroken lines from the English Channel to the Swiss border. The machine gun was the weapon of the hour. Time after time thousands of men, Allied and German, had gone "over the top", only to be mown down by the merciless hail of bullets. That "corner of a foreign field" was beginning to look more like the quarter of a foreign land. Then came the "Miracle Weapon" of the First World War - the Tank. But a new weapon of such revolutionary potentialities necessarily demands new strategic, tactical and logistic thinking to back up its employment.