Band of Brigands
The Extraordinary Story of the First Men in Tanks. Developed in secrecy and prepared as a surprise advantage for the frontline of trench warfare, tanks were one of the great but unknown and unreliable innovations of the First World War. The men of the British Tank Corps saw battle at its most brutal. They were tasked with crushing and burning the enemy to carve a path for the infantry. Fighting in stifling armoured boxes, packed with petrol and explosives, the men were aware that at any moment a shell hit might incinerate them. Paperback, photographs, 479 pages.