The Wacko Genius of Armored Warfare

Wilkinson, Stephan
August 2009
Military History;Aug/Sep2009, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p60
The article features British Army Major General John Frederick Charles Fuller and his advocacy for innovative tank tactics during World War I. It is said that Fuller was among the tacticians who realized the potential of using crude armored vehicles. The tactics he employed in the Boer War in Transvaal, South Africa are tackled. His first tank operation materialized in the Battle of Arras in April 1917.


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