Mechanised Force. British Tanks Between the Wars
Mechanised Force is a 21st Century re-issue of David Fletcher’s original book from 1991.
When the first lumbering landships emerged onto the Somme battlefield in 1916, few could have foreseen the technical advances that would be made before the First World War ended. But this was only the start of their story, one that led to their dominance as a land weapon in the Second World War.
Covering the period between the Armistice and the eve of the Second World War, Mechanised Force chronicles the development of a wide range of combat vehicles, including many ingenious but bizarre prototypes. This important history has been out of print for many years. It is republished here by The Tank Museum in this fully redesigned edition for a new audience of amour historians and enthusiasts.
Illustrated with a fascinating selection of more than 180 photographs and profile drawings, this book is the missing link in the story of mechanised amour in Britain between the wars.
Author: David Fletcher MBE
Photos: 180+. Plus drawings & technical tables
Physical: Softcover, 245x173mm, portrait
- Medium Tanks: Backbone of the Corps
- Testing the Tanks
- Armoured Cars
- Light Tanks
- The Armoured Force
- The Royal Tank Corps in India
- Export Drives
- Middle East Mandates
- The Reckoning
About the Author
David Fletcher MBE is a military historian specialising in the history of armoured warfare. He has held a number of posts at The Tank Museum at Bovington. From 1982 to 2012, he was Librarian and is now the museum’s Historian. In a long and distinguished writing career, his publication list is extensive, with regular contributions to military journals and more than 30 books to his credit.