Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
Features
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • French Tanks of World War I
  • Written by Steven Zaloga
    Illustrated by Tony Bryan
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9781846035135
  • Our Price: $17.95
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - French Tanks of World War I

Buy now from Random House

  • French Tanks of World War I
  • Written by Steven Zaloga
    Illustrated by Tony Bryan
  • Format: eBook | ISBN: 9781780962139
  • Our Price: $13.95
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - French Tanks of World War I

French Tanks of World War I

    Select a Format:
  • Book
  • eBook

Written by Steven ZalogaAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Steven Zaloga
Illustrated by Tony BryanAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Tony Bryan

eBook

List Price: $13.95

eBook

On Sale: December 20, 2011
Pages: 48 | ISBN: 978-1-78096-213-9
Published by : Osprey Publishing Osprey Publishing
French Tanks of World War I Cover

Bookmark,
Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - French Tanks of World War I
  • Email this page - French Tanks of World War I
  • Print this page - French Tanks of World War I
ABOUT THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK
PRAISE PRAISE
Synopsis

Synopsis

This title examines the emergence of the first modern tank, the Renault FT. It is a little known fact that France fielded more tanks in World War I than any other army. However, France's early tanks suffered from poor mobility and armor compared to their contemporaries. Indeed, their initial use on the Chemin des Dames in 1917 was a bloody fiasco. In spite of initial set-backs, the French army redeemed its reputation with the Renault FT.

The Renault FT pioneered the modern tank design, with armament in a revolutionary central turret and the engine in the rear. More importantly, the Renault was designed to be cheap and easy to manufacture. Discover the history of the early French armor developments and their triumphant new design, the Renault FT, that helped to turn the tide of war in the favor of the Allies.
Praise

Praise

"An excellent look at early tanks and tank warfare. It makes for a book that is an absolute must for any armor enthusiast." -Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness

"
This book is definite read for anyone who wants to learn just about everything there is to know in a concise format about the French Tanks of WWI. Tank enthusiasts, modelers performing research or history buffs will find this book very interesting." -www.mataka.org, January 2011

"I would recommend this book to anyone with a general interest in the history of tank warfare and highly recommend it to anyone with a particular interest in WW I allied tanks." - Roger Rasor, IPMS/USA

"...an excellent survey that offers insights on the design, construction and history of early French armor developments." - The Midwest Book Review

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: