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Life in a Tank

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By: (1895-)

Richard Haigh was an Infantry lieutenant in the 2nd Royal Berkshire Infantry Regiment serving in the Somme area in 1916. Shortly after Tanks were first used in battle in September of 1916 the British Army asked for volunteers, Lieutenant Haigh signed up and was accepted in December of 1916. He describes the training and actions he participated in until the war ended in 1918. He was awarded MC in 1916 as Lt. (acting Capt.) Richard Haigh, Royal Berkshire Regiment. He was commissioned from the RMC (Sandhurst) to the Berkshires 16th Feb 1915; on resigning his commission in 1919, he joined the General Reserve of Officers.

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LIFE IN A TANK

[Illustration: A TANK ON ITS WAY INTO ACTION]

LIFE IN A TANK

By RICHARD HAIGH, M.C. CAPTAIN IN THE TANK CORPS

With Illustrations

[Illustration]

BOSTON AND NEW YORK HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY The Riverside Press Cambridge

COPYRIGHT, 1918, BY RICHARD HAIGH

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Published June 1918

Contents

I. The Meaning of the Tank Corps 1

II. First Days of Training 11

III. Later Days of Training 37

IV. Moving up the Line 49

V. Preparations for the Show 61

VI. The First Battle 76

VII. The Second Battle 90

VIII. Rest and Discipline 120

IX. A Philosophy of War 128

Illustrations

A Tank on its Way into Action Frontispiece British Official Photograph

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