British Tank Production and the War Economy, 1934-1945 by Benjamin CoombsBritish Tank Production and the War Economy, 1934-1945 by Benjamin Coombs

British Tank Production and the War Economy, 1934-1945

byBenjamin Coombs

Paperback | March 26, 2015

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British Tank Production and the War Economy, 1934-1945 explores the under-researched experiences of the British tank industry in the context of the pressures of war. Benjamin Coombs explores the various demands placed on British industry during the Second World War, looking at the political, military and strategy pressures involved. By comparing the British tank programme with the Canadian, American, Russian and Australian equivalents, this study offers an international perspective on this aspect of the war economy. Topics covered include the premature contraction of the tank programme and dependence on American armour, the supply of the Valentine tank to the Russian authorities and the ongoing employment of the tank in the postwar peacetime markets.
Benjamin Coombs is Assistant Lecturer at the University of Kent, UK.
Title:British Tank Production and the War Economy, 1934-1945Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.25 × 6.25 × 0.5 inPublished:March 26, 2015Publisher:BloomsburyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1474227902

ISBN - 13:9781474227902

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Government and Industry during Disarmament and Rearmament 2. Government and Industry during Wartime 3. General Staff Requirements and Industrial Capabilities 4. The Tank Workforce and Industrial Output 5. Overcoming Production Problems and Delays 6. Influence of North America upon the British Tank Industry Conclusion Appendixes Notes Bibliography Index

Editorial Reviews

The book is well researched and is a useful addition to the history of the Second World War.