Fallen Giants

The Combat Debut of the T-35A Tank

Francis Pulham

The first ever in-depth look at the Soviet T-35 as it served in the Second World War, using actual battlefield photographs. Cross-referenced with combat reports and maps, ‘Fallen Giants' gives a never-before-seen look at the grim reality that was the combat debut of the Soviet T-35A heavy tank.
Date Published :
October 2017
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Illustration :
black and white photographs
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781781556269
Pages : 144
Dimensions : 9.75 X 6.75 inches
Stock Status : In stock


The Soviet T-35A is the only five-turreted tank in history to enter production. With a long and proud service history on Soviet parade grounds, the T-35A was forced to adapt to the modern battlefield when the Second World War broke out. Outclassed and outdated, the T-35A tried to hold its own against the German invaders to no avail. Very little is known about these strange vehicles, beyond their basic shape and photographs of them on parade grounds and battlefields. For the first time, actual battlefield photographs have been cross-referenced with maps and documents to bring about the most complete look at the T-35A in the Second World War to date. It is a grim depiction of the aftermath of the giants that were the Soviet T-35A tanks.

About The Author

Francis Pulham first went to Bovington Tank Museum when he was 12. He walked away with a model of a Soviet KV-2, and he was never the same again. He has had a strange passion for anything Soviet ever since and once he got his hands on a model T-34, it was love at first sight. Ever since then, he has endeavoured to bring this exciting chapter of often-overlooked history to more people. He lives in Brighton with his family and three cats.


“Easily the most thorough tank-by-tank history of the operational use of the T-35; great collection of mostly-unpublished photos; generally well-written… Highly Recommended for Beginner to Advanced builders; MUST HAVE for T-35 fans.”


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