Forgotten Tanks and Guns of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s

David Lister

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.
Date Published :
December 2018
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Editor :
Paul Charlton
Language:
English
Illustration :
80 black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781526714534
Pages : 272
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
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$34.95

Overview
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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 armor, 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 specialized armor. Previously overlooked, hidden under layers of dust in archives up and down the country, the histories of these objects has finally been uncovered.

About The Author
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David’s first experience with tanks occurred at the age of 16 when he worked in 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. Which was then followed in 2018 by Forgotten Tanks and Guns of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, which was published by Pen & Sword.He has also been regularly published in History of War magazine, and Tracklink, the magazine of the Bovington Tank Museum.His website is: www.historylisty.com

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