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At the Forward Edge of Battle A History of the Pakistan Armoured Corps 1938-2016 Volume 2

Series : Asia@War #11

Author : Syed Ali Hamid

At the Forward Edge of Battle A History of the Pakistan Armoured Corps 1938-2016 Volume 2


General - Pages : 136 | Images : 159 b/w photos/ills, 21 colour profiles, 12 maps (1 in colour), tables

Paperback - Date of Publication : February 2020 | Size : 297mm x 210mm | ISBN : 9781912866335 | Helion Book Code : HEL1123

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, and those of the post-Independence national army. The origins of this force can be traced back to the time when the cavalry units of the British India Army were mechanized, in the late 1930s. They were worked up and then deployed extensively during the Second World War, and further moulded during the post-independence period and two wars with India between 1948-1971. By the 1990s, the Pakistan Armoured Corps had evolved into a modern fighting force in thought, organization, and equipment. Based on decades of the author’s first-hand experience, extensive research with the help of authentic sources and official documentation, this book provides 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 shaped it over the last 95 years. At the Forward Edge of Battle, Volume 2, is illustrated with over 100 rare and authentic photographs, 15 colour profiles, and a similar number of maps.


".......a fine and welcome continuation of Maj. Gen. Syed Ali Hamid’s history of Pakistan’s armoured forces, providing a wealth of information and great insight all in a readable and comprehensive survey. Indeed, it is remarkable that the author has managed to pack so much into a relatively slim volume.....A model history of its kind and highly recommended." Durbar, Journal of the Indian Military Historical Society

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