Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 02:03 PM UTC
From Fonthill Media comes a new book that takes an in-depth look at the heavy, multi-turreted Soviet T-35A tank.
Fallen Giants: The Combat Debut of the T-35A Tank by Francis Pulham. Published as a paperback edition, the book has 144 pages containing more than 180 illustrations / photographs.
From the publisher:
One of history’s weirdest war machines, this is the first in-depth study of Stalin’s T-35A tank
• Previously unpublished photographs of this unique fighting vehicle from both sides, including unique snaps taken from German soldiers
• Detailed maps of the areas that T-35As were deployed and their exact location where they were lost
• The world’s first comprehensive look at the opening days of the Great Patriotic War through Russian documents and German photographs
The Soviet T-35A is the only five-turret tank in history to enter production. With a long and proud service history on parade grounds, the T-35A was forced to adapt to the modern battlefield. Outclassed and outdated, the T-35A tried to hold its own against German invaders with terrible consequences. Fallen Giants: The Combat Debut of the T-35A Tank gives a grim depiction of the aftermath of the goliath that was the T-35A. Very little is known of these strange vehicles bar their basic shape and photographs of parade grounds and frontline action. For the first time, battlefield photographs have been cross-referenced with maps and documents to bring the most complete look at the T-35A in the Second World War to date. Explore the changes that were made to the design throughout the 1930s and interesting conversions often missed.
Our thanks to Fonthill Media for this update.
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