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Free A Company Of Tanks kindle ò eBook Illustrated Edition ☆ ✹ [BOOKS] ✭ A Company Of Tanks [Illustrated Edition] By Major William Henry Lowe Watson, D.S.O., D.C.M. ❃ – Dcmdirect.co.uk Steel mud blood and courage on the Western FrontThis is a fine book because it is a superb first hand eye witSteel mud blood and courage on the Western FrontThis is a fine book because it is a superb first hand eye witness account of British Tanks in action throughout the First World War Without much preamble Watson launches the reader in company with the authors brother officers men and machines into the heart of the field of conflict on the 11th Corps forward line on the Western Front in the Autumn and Winter of 1916 From that point to the end of the book and the war itself the narrative takes us inexorably into the dark heart of war the tankers knew Battles and battlefield experiences in their various phases sometimes the book includes descriptions as expansive as three chapters each are covered in engrossing detail We join the author and the men we come to know as personalities at First and Second Bullecourt in much detail at Third Ypres and Cambrai before Amiens the breaking of the Hindenburg Line and Second Le Cateau This is a primary source work within a finite resource and as such is beyond value Nevertheless it is also a highly absorbing read to be relished by students of the period professional and amateur alike Available in soft cover and hard back with dust jacket for collectors Leonaur Print VersionAuthor Major William Henry Lowe Watson DSO DCM 1891 1931Text taken whole and complete from the edition published in Edinburgh; William Blackwood 1920Original Page Count vii and 296 pagesMaps 8 sketch maps Watson volunteered for army service in 1914 for nine months he was a dispatch rider before being commissioned in what was later to become the Tank Corps This is a detailed and lively account of his time in tanks For me though a telling feature is the distinction between officers and men Watson had a modestly privileged home background and it shows He respects his men of course but assumes without a second thought that there are superiors and subordinates For example he refers to 'my servant' his army orderly He acuires a horse for recreational use He 'dines' in some good hotels uite often He uses a car whenever possible Watson clearly enjoys swanning around He refers to coolies tardy Americans and ChinamenHe organises his tank company though he does not actually fight in a tank himself Previously Watson had written a lively account of his time as a dispatch rider Taken together these give an interesting picture of WW1 army lifeWatson does not glorify war After he was given UK leave in January 1918 his army career finished in a non combat tank supply role which Watson saw as a comedown and which may have resulted from a December 1917 situation when all Watson's tanks accidentally ran out of petrol and were unable to fulfil their role in battle After the war Watson was employed as a principal clerk

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Steel mud blood and courage on the Western FrontThis is a fine book because it is a superb first hand eye witness account of British Tanks in action throughout the First World War Without much preamble Watson launches the reader in company with the authors brother officers men and machines into the heart of the field of conflict on the 11th Corps forward line on the Western Front in the Autumn and Winter of 1916 From that point to the end of the book and the war itself the narrative takes us inexorably into the dark heart of war the tankers knew Battles and battlefield experiences in their various phases sometimes the book includes descriptions as expansive as three chapters each are covered in engrossing detail We join the author and the men we come to know as personalities at First and Second Bullecourt in much detail at Third Ypres and Cambrai before Amiens the breaking of the Hindenburg Line and Second Le Cateau This is a primary source work within a finite resource and as such is beyond value Nevertheless it is also a highly absorbing read to be relished by students of the period professional and amateur alike Available in soft cover and hard back with dust jacket for collectors Leonaur Print VersionAuthor Major William Henry Lowe Watson DSO DCM 1891 1931Text taken whole and complete from the edition published in Edinburgh; William Blackwood 1920Original Page Count vii and 296 pagesMaps 8 sketch maps Very interesting sadly very poorly presented by Kindle with blocks of text missing or misplaced Apart from these disappointments I would recommend this book to anyone interested in armoured warfare

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A Company Of Tanks Illustrated EditionSteel mud blood and courage on the Western FrontThis is a fine book because it is a superb first hand eye witness account of British Tanks in action throughout the First World War Without much preamble Watson launches the reader in company with the authors brother officers men and machines into the heart of the field of conflict on the 11th Corps forward line on the Western Front in the Autumn and Winter of 1916 From that point to the end of the book and the war itself the narrative takes us inexorably into the dark heart of war the tankers knew Battles and battlefield experiences in their various phases sometimes the book includes descriptions as expansive as three chapters each are covered in engrossing detail We join the author and the men we come to know as personalities at First and Second Bullecourt in much detail at Third Ypres and Cambrai before Amiens the breaking of the Hindenburg Line and Second Le Cateau This is a primary source work within a finite resource and as such is beyond value Nevertheless it is also a highly absorbing read to be relished by students of the period professional and amateur alike Available in soft cover and hard back with dust jacket for collectors Leonaur Print VersionAuthor Major William Henry Lowe Watson DSO DCM 1891 1931Text taken whole and complete from the edition published in Edinburgh; William Blackwood 1920Original Page Count vii and 296 pagesMaps 8 sketch maps A good insight in how the armoured corps was born from untrained tankers and officers with fledgling tactics and untried vehicles of various types working with infantry who as yet we're unsure how to use t hem and senior officers who were sceptical of their functions and use on the battlefield a good read and insight into the tank and its start as a battlefield game changer