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From Chauffeur to Brigadier-Founder of the Machine Gun Corps & Pioneer of the Development of the Tank

From Chauffeur to Brigadier-Founder of the Machine Gun Corps & Pioneer of the Development of the Tank

by C D Baker-Carr
Paperback
Publication Date: 21/02/2015
  $36.24
An outstanding pioneer of mechanised and armoured warfare While the story of a man who was a civilian driver in 1914, but who rose to become a Brigadier-General in consequence of his services during the four years duration of the First World War cannot be anything but incredible, readers will be astonished to learn that this was by no means the most remarkable aspect of Christopher Baker-Carr's military career. Recognised as the officer in the British Army who knew 'more about machine guns than anyone', Baker-Carr, often opposed, almost single-handedly, brought about the specialised training of machine gunners, the creation of the Machine Gun Training School, the increased manufacture and widespread adoption of the machine gun by the British Army and the creation of the Machine Gun Corps itself. Recognising the potential of a new weapon to break the stalemate of trench warfare, he then became a primary influence in the development of the battle tank becoming commander of the First Tank Brigade. There can be few other British soldiers, who have all but faded from military history, whose role has averted imminent disaster in times of great peril and of whom it can be said that he made a contribution to victory of such importance. Republished in this new edition in cooperation with the author's family, this book is highly recommended to all those interested in the development of modern warfare.

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ISBN:
9781782824527
9781782824527
Category:
Biography: historical
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
21-02-2015
Publisher:
Leonaur Ltd
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
268
Dimensions (mm):
216x140x15mm
Weight:
0.34kg

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