Book review: Treat ‘Em Rough

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15 March 2019
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While the lurid cover, reprinting a recruitment poster from the time, hints at a boy’s own adventure with the American Tank Corps, the content is actually a serious study of the birth of American armour.

Author: DALE E WILSON

Reviewed by: Duncan Evans

 

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While the lurid cover, reprinting a recruitment poster from the time, hints at a boy’s own adventure with the American Tank Corps, the content is actually a serious study of the birth of American armour.

The problem for the American was that they were unable to produce any armour at all in time for deployment in WWI. So, the first batch of trainees were sent to England to train and when dispatched to the continent, had to fight in French tanks.

 

It’s certainly an interesting book, with plenty of first hand records of those doing the fighting in those early tanks.

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• Casemate Publishers

• 234 pages • Hardback • £25

 

As reviewed in The Armourer March 2019

 

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