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Life in a Tank

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"Life in a Tank" by Richard Haigh is a compelling and eye-opening exploration of the experiences of tank crew members during wartime. The author's vivid descriptions transport the reader right into the cramped quarters of the tank, allowing them to truly understand the challenges and dangers faced by these brave individuals.

Haigh's writing is both gripping and informative, providing a unique perspective on the realities of war from the vantage point of those who fought on the front lines. The book also delves into the emotional toll that combat takes on soldiers, shedding light on the lasting effects of trauma and loss.

Overall, "Life in a Tank" is a must-read for anyone interested in military history or seeking a deeper understanding of the human cost of war. Haigh's storytelling is both powerful and poignant, making this a book that will stay with readers long after they have turned the final page.

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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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