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Tank : the progress of a monstrous war machine

Author: Patrick Wright
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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A look at the war machine that has dominated military theory and practice throughout the twentieth century explores the tank as a cultural and social object, revealing how the tank became the symbol of technological futurism and inevitable progress, as well as of totalitarian oppression.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wright, Patrick.
Tank.
New York : Viking, 2002
(OCoLC)595365681
Online version:
Wright, Patrick.
Tank.
New York : Viking, 2002
(OCoLC)606945896
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Wright
ISBN: 0670030708 9780670030705
OCLC Number: 49693871
Notes: Originally published: London : Faber, 2000.
Description: 499 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The heaviness of an age --
A monster is evolved --
Big joke --
Breaking the line (the war artist's dilemma) --
Raising the heavy branch at Bermicourt --
Banking on the tank --
Moral victory --
Bringing it all back home --
The prophet's creed --
The secret imprint of the great beast --
The mission overseas --
The lancer and the panzer --
Through sixty years of mist --
Into Russia with Curzio Malaparte --
The tiger and the mouse --
Tributes: a flag for Europe and the true birth of punk --
The steeling of Zion --
Jewish blitzkrieg? --
Conversion: pink tank and poliscar --
Fort Knox: cybertanks and the army after next.
Responsibility: Patrick Wright.
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A look at the war machine that has dominated military theory and practice throughout the twentieth century explores the tank as a cultural and social object, revealing how the tank became the symbol of technological futurism and inevitable progress, as well as of totalitarian oppression.

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