Tracing Your Tank Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians

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Media: BOOK - paperback, 192 pages
Author: J. Tait & D. Fletcher
Year: 2011
ISBN: 9781848842649
Other: b&w photos, appendix, index
Publisher: Pen & Sword

If you want to find out about the career of a soldier who served in tanks, are researching medals awarded to a tank crew member or just want to know more about a particular regiment squadron or operation, this book will point you in the right direction.

Assuming that the reader has little prior knowledge of the history of British armoured forces, Janice Tait and David Fletcher trace their development from their formation during the First World War, through the Second World War and on to their role as an essential part of the British army of the present day. Most important, they demonstrate how you can explore this history for yourself. They describe the records that are available and show how they can help you to reconstruct the career of a soldier who served in tanks or was connected with them. They also describe the kind of work the soldiers did, the armoured vehicles they worked with, and the men and women they served alongside.

This accessible, information-packed introduction to the history of British armoured forces will be essential reading and reference for anyone who is researching this aspect of military history.

1. Under the White Ensign
2. The Way In
3. The Royal Tank Corps 1923-1939
4. The Second World War
5. Post 1945 - The New Worls 1945-1960
6. Options for Change 1960-1990
Appendix: Second World War Royal Armoured Corps Regiments

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