American Military Vehicles of World War I
An Illustrated History of Armored Cars, Staff Cars, Motorcycles, Ambulances, Trucks, Tractors and Tanks
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About the Book
In World War I the American motor vehicle industry was tested by the sudden appearance of vast transport challenges. The nation’s immense manufacturing capabilities and abundant natural resources combined with increased standardization and mass production to enable the industry to meet the military’s needs. Motor vehicles and aircraft were quickly cemented as the most influential military tools of the early twentieth century.
This book both describes the development and use of a wide range of specialized motor vehicles during World War I and analyzes how their advent indelibly altered modern warfare and transportation.
About the Author(s)
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: 332 photos, chronology, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009
Table of Contents
Credits and Acknowledgments ix
I. Bullets, Blood and Gasoline 7
II. The Hunt for Pancho Villa 50
III. Clever Minds and Motors 76
IV. Slogging Through Mud and Smoke 115
V. Accelerated Progress in the Industrial Revolution 163
VI. New Allied Vehicles Dominate 231
Chronology of the War, 1914–1919 283
“probably the definitive book on all types of military vehicles employed during World War I”—Military Heritage; “richly illustrated…valuable”—The Listening Post.