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Treat 'Em Rough

The Birth of American Armor 1917-20

Dale E. Wilson

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Casemate Publishers
06 August 2018
First World War; Weapons & equipment; Uniforms & insignia
Tanks caused havoc among the Germans when they first appeared on the battlefields of Europe in 1917. These metal monsters broke up the trench warfare stalemate and thus hastened the armistice. This is the first full study of the U.S. Army's World War I Tank Corps. Because of production delays and political maneuvering, no American tanks made it into the war, and American tankers had to use French machines instead. But a new breed of army oficers, of which Eisenhower and Patton are the most famous, saw the promise of this new technology and staked their careers on it. Ike trained the first generation of tankers at Camp Colt at Gettysburg, and Patton led them into battle in France. The author brings these early days of the Tank Corps to life. Using eyewitness accounts from the archives at the Army War College and elsewhere, he details the design and building of the first tanks, the training of crews, the monstrous problem of transport in an age when roads were built for horse-drawn carriages, the evolution of armored combat doctrine, and the three great battles in which tanks revolutionised modern warfare: St Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, and St. Quentin. AUTHOR: Dale E. Wilson served in the U.S. Army for 21 years, serving in Vietnam as an infantryman and combat correspondent, then becoming an armor officer. He holds a doctorate in history from Temple University in Philadelphia, and served as an assistant professor in the department of history at the United States Military Academy. 16 photographs, 10 diagrams and maps
By:   Dale E. Wilson
Imprint:   Casemate Publishers
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm, 
ISBN:   9781612006673
ISBN 10:   1612006671
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   06 August 2018
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Undergraduate ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dale E. Wilson served in the U.S. Army for 21 years, serving in Vietnam as an infantryman and combat correspondent, then becoming an armor officer. He holds a doctorate in history from Temple University in Philadelphia, and served as an assistant professor in the department of history at the United States Military Academy. Dale lives in Hawaii.

Reviews for Treat 'Em Rough: The Birth of American Armor 1917-20

It's certainly an interesting book, with plenty of first hand records of those doing the fighting in those early tanks. * The Armourer 21/02/2019 * If you are interested in Patton, this book is invaluable. * Army Rumour Service 18/12/2018 * well written, organized, and very informative. A definite recommendation is in order * Roads to the Great War 05/08/2019 *


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