The Encyclopedia of French Tanks and Armoured Fighting Vehicles: 1914-1940

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9782352503224: The Encyclopedia of French Tanks and Armoured Fighting Vehicles: 1914-1940

France, alongside Britain, represents the birthplace of a new weapon that will revolutionize the art of war: the armored tank. And even before the appearance of this new piece of armament, it was in France around the turn of the twentieth century that we see the appearance of the first armored and combat vehicles.

In encyclopedic form, without forgetting any of the principal one hundred autos (tanks and armored cars) and their 200 variants and derivatives (troop transport, bridge layers, anti-mine tanks, etc..), This book offers a panorama absolutely full of all the vehicles that have succeeded or surrounded the Great War until the beginning of World War II.

A detailed though concise text concise, this work offers precise tables presenting all the specifications of the primary vehicles. With abundant illustrations (rare period photographs, sumptuous color profiles) this book an essential reference for both specialists and amateurs.

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"... a good reference book in encyclopedia style and functions as an entertaining look into the history of French tanks 1900 to 1940 with great profiles and some pictures I have never seen before as well as time tables showing the development along with an introduction for each section...Top notch presentation" (Armorama)

Personally, just the book I dreamed of to have for a one-stop reference for French armored vehicles from both WW1 and early in WWII. This is definitely on my 'Highly Recommended' list for any armor enthusiast to keep on your reference bookcase. (Military Modeling)

This magnificent book is a sumptuous collection of photographs and artwork of all the armored vehicles made in France from the beginning of the Great War to the disastrous days of 1940. The pages are informative and attractive and I am not phased by knowing the allure of tank porn is in full effect here. I have long made plain my love for books like this and while the illustrations and photographs help it along we have to give Roger Branfill-Cook praise for his translation skills because it would all come to nothing if the thing read badly and, happily, it doesn’t...I am not sure I am allowed to put a book from last summer into my ‘best of’ pile for 2015, but as it’s my train set I may well do so. I love this book from first to last and while others I reviewed have found their way into the libraries of my mates, this one is going nowhere. Sorry lads. (War History Online)

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