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Tanks, 1914-1918; The Log-Book of a Pioneer

Tanks, 1914-1918; The Log-Book of a Pioneer
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  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
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  • Pages:66
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  • Dimensions (in):0.2 x 7.3 x 9.5
  • Publication Date:May 20, 2012
  • ISBN:1236314719
  • EAN:9781236314710
  • ASIN:1236314719
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 Excerpt: ...at any moment, without passing through unnecessary Departments. "The fighting force could inspect and take over from the suppliers at the Central Workshops, at home and abroad, Tanks ready for action. "The study of wear and tear, spare parts, salvage, repairs, rebuilding, at home and abroad, would be simplified by being in the hands of one organisation." These were the proposals which I made to the Committee, but this new organisation appeared to Sir Eustace d'Eyncourt and me to be so dangerous to the free development of Mechanical Warfare that on the 18th of May I wrote a Memorandum to the Prime Minister and the Minister of Munitions (Dr. Addison). It was a long document, setting out all the cases in which the War Office had disregarded expert advice with regard to Tanks, only to find that the experts were right. After describing the new arrangement, the Memorandum went on:--"The military authorities, who have not grown up with this new development, and who do not know the reasons for the different advantages and disadvantages which go to make a Tank, are disregarding more and more expert opinion. "For instance, the original Tanks, Mark I., were fitted with the Hotchkiss machine-gun, and the employment of this gun was only decided on after very exhaustive investigation and consideration of the special circumstances of Tank warfare. "On the 28rd November, 1916, at a special meeting the military authorities decided that the Hotchkiss machine-gun be abandoned, and the Lewis gun be substituted. This decision was reached against the advice of the Mechanical Warfare Supply Department. "At a series of meetings again held by the military and reported on by a Committee on the 6th May, 1917, it was decided that the Lewis gun was us...

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