Now available for pre order: British Military Transport & Moving the Guns - Revised, redesigned and republished as a boxed Collector’s Edition with a 21st Century Makeover.
Out of print for many years, these are essential titles to those with an interest in military vehicles, transport history, and scale modellers.
BRITISH MILITARY TRANSPORT
First published in 1998, David Fletcher’s British Military Transport is uniquely broad and detailed history of the road vehicles that have kept the British Army on the move.
Fletcher describes the vehicles and their evolution, relating their design and usage to contemporary events in war, in politics and on ‘civvie street’.
With more than 200 photographs and scale drawings, it covers everything from the 1829 demonstration of Gurney’s traction engine for the Duke of Wellington, to the rugged Bedford trucks of the 1956 Suez Crisis.
MOVING THE GUNS
First published in 1990, Moving the Guns was the first book to document the mechanisation of the Royal Artillery.
With more than 160 photographs and manufacturers’ scale drawings, it traces developments in the movement of artillery from early Victorian experiments, through to World War One and into the rapid mechanisation that followed
Authors David Fletcher and Philip Ventham have drawn on research material from the Royal Artillery Institution (originally at Woolwich), the Library of The Tank Museum and the UK National Archives to assemble a comprehensive history of this aspect of military transport.
We are no longer taking names for the acknowledgments, as the deadline has been reached.
If you are amongst the first 1000 people to order, your copy will come in a book wrap with a certificate from David Fletcher.
Stock is currently anticipated to be dispatched from mid to late December 2022.