The development of tanks in World War I was a response to the stalemate that trench warfare had created on the western front. While the British took the lead in tank development, the French were not far behind, fielding their first tanks in April, 1917 and going on to produce more tanks than all the other combatants combined. The Germans, on the other hand, were slower to develop tanks, concentrating on anti-tank weapons to use against British and French tanks. The first really successful use of tanks came in the Battle of Cambrai in 1917. British Colonel J.F.C. Fuller, chief of staff of the Tank Corps, was responsible for the tanks’ role in the battle. Tanks became more effective as the lesson of the early tanks was absorbed. This fascinating jigsaw puzzle combines illustrations from the Haynes Manual with detailed close-ups and facts about the Great War tanks making it perfect for tank & war enthusiasts and puzzlers of all ages.
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