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Deborah and the war of the tanks

By: Taylor, John

1473848342 / 9781473848344
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24 cm 320 pages : illustrations
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'A great achievement. One of the most remarkable treasures of First World War archaeology receives the treatment it deserves in this hugely detailed yet highly readable new history.' Dan SnowDeborah is a British First World War tank that rose from the grave after taking part in one of the most momentous battles in history.

In November 1917 she played a leading role in the first successful massed tank attack at Cambrai.

Eighty years later, in a remarkable feat of archaeology, the tank's buried remains were rediscovered and excavated, and are now preserved as a memorial to the battle and to the men who fought in it.

John Taylor's book tells the tale of the tank and her crew and tracks down their descendants to uncover a human story every bit as compelling as the military one.


1DBK United Kingdom, Great Britain, 3JJF c 1914 to c 1918 (including WW1) , HBG General & world history, HBJD1 British & Irish history, HBW Military history, HBWN First World War, JWD Land forces & warfare, JWLF Battles & campaigns, JWMV Military vehicles, WGC Road & motor vehicles: general interest

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