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Cambrai 1917 - The Birth of Armored Warfare

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Cambrai 1917 - The Birth of Armored Warfare
by Osprey
Author: Alexander Turner
Publish Year: 2007
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 8x10x.25"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148507586
Mfg. part #: OSPCAM187
Type: Softcover
Series: CAM187


This crucial new study on one of the seminal events in military history dispels many of the myths surrounding Cambrai 1917. Common perception classifies it as the 'world's first tank battle' but Alexander Turner shows us that the true importance of Cambrai was that it saw the first use of armor as an operational shock tactic. With this, the conduct of war was irrevocably changed. The battle also heralded the combined use of aircraft, armor and artillery, marking the birth of modern combined-arms techniques. Written by a military historian and serving soldier, this is a fascinating analysis of a battle which ended a stalemate, yet spawned a host of war-winning tactics.