T./Lt. Douglas Gordon Browne, 7th Bn., Tank Co. Awarded the Military Cross, London Gazette 1st February 1919.
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He showed great ability and skill as company reconnaissance officer in operations on 27th September, 1918, near Inchy-en-Artois, and on 30th September at Sancourt. In the first case the success of the operation was mainly due to his reconnaissance of the Canal du Nord and of the route up to it. He led the Tanks right up to the front line, and set each one off in the right direction at zero hour. In the second case there was no time to make reconnaissance of the ground up to the starting point, but he led the Tanks on an extremely dark night up to the jumping off point under shell fire.
TANK IN ACTION
This a valuable, accurate, and rare contemporary account by an officer who won the Military Cross serving with the 7th Bn.Tank Co. It contains detailed accounts of a large number of tank actions, including, from personal experience, the Cockcroft, Cambrai, Bourlon Wood, 1918 battles.
Cyril Falls wrote of this book in his bibliography War Books.
“…his best chapters are those of an eyewitness. He is at times severely critical & perhaps even unjust, though he has obviously tried not to be. For the reader who contemplates tackling one book only on tanks in the War this is probably the best, for Captain Browne is a lucid & entertaining writer.”