Williams-Ellis, Major C. & A. Williams-Ellis.


Country Life, 1st ed., 1919. Xvi + 288 pp., frontis., + 1 fldg., plate, 1 ill., 35 photo-plates, 1 large cold., fldg., map + 1 other fldg., map. Re-cased retaining original cloth ; new e.p.’s ; 23 x 15cm. Title & corners rubbed ; small tape repair to 1 map ; o/w V.G. This is an uncommon and very good history of tanks and The Tank Corps during World War I. It follows the evolution of tanks and the growth of the Corps through the course of battles such as Arras and Bullecourt, the Battle of Messines and the "Hush" Operation, the Flanders campaign, the Third Battle of Ypres, the First Battle of Cambrai, the March Retreat, the Battle of Moreuil, of Amiens, of Epehy, the Battle of Cambrai-St. Quintin, the Battle of Le Cateau and the Battle of The Sambre. Meanwhile some attention is also given to training, expansion and readjustments, the French Tank Corps and American Tanks and British Tanks in Egypt. This superb study is adorned with a frontispiece and an illustration, thirty-five photograph plates, one folding diagram of a "Mark V," one folding and coloured map plus one other folding map of the Western front showing British Lines at Christmas 1916.

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