Book Alert: Tanks in the Great War, 1914-1918

A paperback reprint of Tanks of the Great War, 1914-1918 by J.F.C. Fuller has been released.  This follows a hardcover reprint which appeared last summer.  This book is one of the first histories written on tank warfare.  J.F.C. Fuller was a staff officer in the British Tank Corps of WWI and would become a leading proponent of mechanization in the inter-war period as well as a very popular writer on military history and theory.  He was also a rather odd individual who at various times associated with such unsavory characters as occultist Aleister Crowley and British fascist Oswald Mosley.  Despite his role in the development of tank warfare, he was not invited to return to British Army service in WW2 due to his pro-Nazi sympathies, which included being an honored guest at Adolf Hitler’s 50th Birthday Parade in 1939!  Not that this has much to do with his book on WWI tank warfare, but it’s fun to point out.

For those who want to read the book online, you can do so at Internet Archive.

Physical copies of the book are available at Amazon,.

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