By Bruce Oliver Newsome
The Rise and Fall of Western Tanks tells the story of how the wealthiest, most industrialized, and most democratic states led the world in tanks during the Great War, but lost their lead by the Second World War.
This second volume asks whether Western states caught up during that war - or even during the first decade of the Cold War. You can read what the developers and users said, the technical reports from the fronts, the political inquiries, the spin and propaganda, the promises, and the betrayals.
This book adds another 200 photographs and 17 graphs and tables, based on a dataset with more than 500 tank types, across 9 countries - from Canada to Japan, from 1916 to 1955, from gun capacity to ground pressure.
The Rise and Fall of Western Tanks tells the full story of "The Great Tank Scandal," and its cover-up, for the first time.