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Forgotten Tanks and Guns of the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s (Hardback)

WWII Tanks Types of Warfare 20th Century Military History

By David Lister
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Pages: 130
ISBN: 9781526714534
Published: 24th October 2018


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History forgets. Files are lost and mislaid. But this book seeks to shine a light, offering a collection of cutting edge pieces of historical research detailing some of the most fascinating arms and armament projects from the 1920s to the end of the 1940’s, nearly all of which had previously been lost to history.

Included here are records from the UK’s MI10 (the forerunner of GCHQ) which tell the story of the mighty Japanese heavy tanks and their service during the Second World War. Other chapters expand on the development of British armour, including the story of infantry tanks from the 1920’s right through to the end of the Second World War and beyond.

Other items placed beneath the microscope in this fascinating history include a wide variety of guns, rocket launchers, super heavy tanks and countless pieces of specialised armour. Previously overlooked, hidden under layers of dust in archives up and down the country, the histories of these objects has finally been uncovered.

A 128-page hardback this new book from Pen & Sword and author David Lister makes for some fascinating reading...He has clearly put a lot of work into tracking down much long forgotten information, demonstrating his clear enthusiasm for the topic of armour development.

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Military Model Scene, Robin Buckland

The development of tanks and guns continued after WWI and this new book provides a fascinating selection of designs from the 1920s to the 1940s. The early tanks of WWI were lumbering mobile pill boxes. This book bridges the designs between the first tanks and the armoured fighting vehicles of WWII. -Highly Recommended

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About David Lister

David’s first experience with tanks occurred at the age of 16 when he began work at a local museum. A few years later he started working with computer game developers as a historical consultant. Since then he has worked with several companies including Wargaming’s World of Tanks, Gaijin’s War Thunder, and Obsidian Entertainment's Armoured Warfare.

Throughout this time he visited numerous archives across the country and contributed articles to company websites. In 2016 he self published many of these articles in a book called General War Stories. He has also been regularly published in Tankette, the magazine of the Bovington Tank museum.

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