Published soon after the Great War, while its author stresses that this is not an official history of the newly-formed Tank Corps, it is an essential and complete record of the heroic deeds performed by the Army’s newest and most exciting arm. Compiled from Official Records, the book contains extracts from Haig’s Despatches; complimentary messages received by the Corps in the field; and a selection of Special Orders. There is also a complete listing of awards to officers and men, with citations for all immediate awards (inc. VCs and MMs), and a Roll of Honour complete with an Index.
Starting with the first deployment of the first crude and unreliable tanks on the Somme in September 1916, the book unrolls in chronological order, the subsequent swift development of armour, including the tank’s ‘finest hour’ at Cambrai in November 1917.
TANK CORPS BOOK OF HONOUR
An early and complete record of the Tank Corps in the Great War told throgh official despatches, citations for medals (including VCs) and a roll of Honour.