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WITH THE TANKS 1916-1918 Memoirs of a British Tank Commander in the Great War

WITH THE TANKS 1916-1918
Memoirs of a British Tank Commander in the Great War 
William Watson, an Oxford graduate, began his Great War service as a motorcycle despatch rider, before becoming a tank commander and fighting at Cambrai, the first great tank offensive, in 1917. His well illustrated memoir offers a detailed but accessible portrait of the fighting life of a pioneer of armoured warfare.
William Watson was a young Oxford post-graduate at the outbreak of the First World War in 1914. Along with several friends from Oxford he enlisted in the army, expecting the war to end in weeks. Watson began his service as a motorcycle despatch rider. He saw active service during the key battles of 1914 and early 1915. Watson was commissioned, and became a tank commander notably at Cambrai in 1917. This well written and evocative memoir was originally published under the tile 'A Company Of Tanks'. it constitutes a wonderful primary source and an invaluable addition to the library of anyone with an interest in the evolution of the tank as a decisive weapon on the battlefield. Highly detailed, but accessible, this superb new illustrated edition will thrill enthusiasts and casual readers alike.


Product Code: 25240
Author: W. H. L. Watson D.S.O., D.C.M.
ISBN: 9781783463152
Format: Hardback, 256 pp Published Price £16.99
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