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Life in a Tank (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press) (Paperback) Loot Price: R207
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Life in a Tank (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press) (Paperback): Richard Haigh

Life in a Tank (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press) (Paperback)

Richard Haigh

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"To the uninitiated-as were we in those days when we returned to the Somme, too late to see the tanks make their first dramatic entrance-the name conjures up a picture of an iron monster, breathing fire and exhaling bullets and shells, hurling itself against the enemy, unassailable by man and impervious to the most deadly engines of war; sublime, indeed, in its expression of indomitable power and resolution. This picture was one of the two factors which attracted us toward the Heavy Branch Machine- Gun Corps-as the Tank Corps was known in the first year of its being. On the Somme we had seen a derelict tank, wrecked, despoiled of her guns, and forsaken in No Man's Land. We had swarmed around and over her, wild with curiosity, much as the Lilliputians must have swarmed around the prostrate Gulliver. Our imagination was fired. "

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Imprint: Dodo Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: August 2009
First published: August 2009
Authors: Richard Haigh
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 78
ISBN-13: 978-1-4099-7635-6
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Historical, political & military
Books > Social sciences > Warfare & defence > General
Books > Biography > Historical, political & military
LSN: 1-4099-7635-1
Barcode: 9781409976356

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