By David Fletcher
Out of print for many years, Mechanised Force along with Land Ships, War Cars are effectively prequels to David Fletcher’s two-volume history of British Armour in the Second World War
Originally published by HMSO, The Tank Museum has the rights to republish the original text, complete with a 21st Century makeover.
Mechanised Force is a history of the British tank arm from 1919 to 1939, chronicling events and innovations between the wars. It’s the most comprehensive book on the subject, describing every design, prototype and production vehicle.
Not only was this really well researched, referencing many difficult to find sources, but it was also a very enjoyable read. Top marks
I bought the original edition when it came out and rated it very highly then as I do all this series from David Fletcher. It is clear they were written by someone with a love and feel for the subjects.
My copy has a prominent place on my bookshelf and is referred to regularly as it is a mine of information on this fascinating period of AFV development.
Bought the new version as a Christmas present for someone who does not have a copy.
PS it is worth more than five stars!
This book gave me a clear insight into how tank development in the UK progressed... or did not progress during the inter-war years.