1st ed., 1965. 240 pp., frontis., + 48 photo-plates + 8 maps. D.j., 25 x 15cm. Bookplate; foxing to frontis., o/w V.G.+ The main purpose of this book is to deal with the modern armoured battle and the development of the Tank. It may be said that with the disappearance of the horse from modern armies, the roles of the two main divisions of the cavalry of the past – the heavy mounted troops used for shock tactics and the light horsemen employed for obtaining information and screening purposes – have developed on various types of armoured vehicles. In the earlier chapters the leading principles of these aspects of warfare are traced through the centuries. The technical design of the tanks of all the contestants in both World Wars is fully illustrated. Specifications of armament, armour and engines are dealt with in great detail and reflect the author's profound knowledge of his subject.