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At the Forward Edge of Battle A History of the Pakistan Armoured Corps 1938-2016 Volume 1

Series : Asia@War #9

Author : Syed Ali Hamid

At the Forward Edge of Battle A History of the Pakistan Armoured Corps 1938-2016 Volume 1


General - Pages : 96 | Images : 100 b/w photos/ills, 20 colour profiles, 12 colour ills, 2 maps, 2 tables

Paperback - Date of Publication : September 2019 | Size : 297mm x 210mm | ISBN : 9781911628071 | Helion Book Code : HEL0998

At the Forward Edge of Battle is the first ever illustrated history of the Pakistan Armoured Corps. The Pakistan Armoured Corps is based on a unique blend of values and traditions inherited from its predecessors, with those of the post-Independence national army. Origins of this force can be traced back to the times the cavalry units of the British India Army were mechanized, in late 1930s. They were worked up and then deployed extensively during the World War II, and further moulded during the post-independence period and two wars with India, 1948-1971. By 1990s, the Pakistan Armoured Corps evolved into a modern fighting force in thought, organization, and equipment. Based on decades of author’s first hand experience, extensive research with help of authentic sources and official documentation, this book is providing a detailed and richly illustrated description of the build-up and expansion of the Pakistan Armoured Corps, its culture, organisation, doctrine, equipment, bases, a myriad of events and personalities, and combat operations that made it over the last 95 years. At the Forward Edge of Battle, Volume 1 is illustrated by over 100 rare and authentic photographs, 15 colour profiles, and a similar number of maps. 


“Good organizational coverage of the transition period as Pakistan became independent from India and military assets were divided between the two." Historical Miniatures Gaming Society


"Overall, this book is a good study of a sometimes much-maligned fighting force - one that has proven its mettle on more than one occasion despite the obstacles thrust upon it. They have established a fine reputation over the years, and this book covers that and more in excellent detail. Highly recommended for anyone interested in the smaller armored forces in the world." IPMS/USA

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