Название: Pershing's Tankers: Personal Accounts of the AEF Tank Corps in World War I Автор: Lawrence M. Kaplan Ph.D. Издательство: University Press of Kentucky ISBN: 0813176042 Год: 2018 Формат: EPUB Страниц: 312 Для сайта:xn--80aaaaaidsdcpoa4ab1akjr0dlw7f4a5q.xn--p1ai Размер: 9,2 МБ Язык: Английский
After the United States declared war against Germany in April 1917, the US Army established the Tank Corps to help break the deadlock of trench warfare in France during World War I. The army envisioned having a large tank force by 1919, but when the war ended in November 1918, only three tank battalions had participated in combat operations. Shortly after, Brigadier General Samuel D. Rockenbach, Chief of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) Tank Corps under General John J. Pershing, issued a memorandum to many of his officers to write brief accounts of their experiences that would supplement official records. Their narratives varied in size, scope, and depth, and covered a range of topics, including the organizing, training, and equipping of the tank corps.