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Cambrai 1917: The Birth of Armoured Warfare - Campaign No. 187 (Paperback)
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Cambrai 1917: The Birth of Armoured Warfare - Campaign No. 187 (Paperback)

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Paperback 96 Pages / Published: 03/10/2007
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This is a crucial new study on one of the seminal events in military history dispelling many of the myths surrounding Cambrai 1917. Common perception classifies it as the 'world's first tank battle' when in fact it was not. Instead, as the author points out, the importance of Cambrai was that it was the first use of armour as an operational shock tactic and with this emergence of the pre-eminence of armour, the conduct of war was irrevocably changed. The battle also heralded the use of aircraft marking the birth of modern combined arms techniques. Written by a military historian and serving soldier, this is a fascinating insight into a battle which was a stalemate yet spawned a host of war-winning tactics.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781846031472
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 350 g
Dimensions: 248 x 184 x 8 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"If you want insight into the first major assault or just a fascinating read, then this is the book for you. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and I'm sure you will as well." --Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com (November 2007)

"Altogether, especially for those who are students of mechanized combined-arms warfare, this title should be considered as mandatory reading. Those modelers with an interest in the Great War and those early tanks will also be well served. Dust off that old Emhar Mk.IV kit and have a go! Highly recommended." --Frank V. De Sisto, missing-lynx.com (November 20, 2007)

"Alexander Turner's Cambrai 1917: The Birth of Armoured Warefare tells of the birth of armored warfare which saw the first use of armored vehicles in 1917. The battle of 1917 ended in a stalemate -- but the tactical lessons learned from the conflict reach far into the future and hold meaning for military collections in particular." --California Bookwatch (January 2008)

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