From The Tank Museum: Popular David Fletcher Titles Reprinted

Photo Credit: The Tank Museum
Photo Credit: The Tank Museum

The Tank Museum is meeting a surge in demand for tank-related reading material by redesigning and re-publishing a series of classic David Fletcher titles.

Following a successful launch into self-publishing with the English translation of Panther-Fibel, the Museum sought to test the water with long out-of-print David Fletcher titles, starting with his classic two-volume British Armour in the Second World War.

David Fletcher's The Great Tank Scandal
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Simon Prager, Head of Commercial Operations, says “An initial target of 150 ‘backers’ was set to secure the publication, which we expected to achieve other a month. However, this target was met within a couple of hours and numbers had to be capped just 24 hours later at 600 backers.

“The classic titles are a two-volume set of books that have proved pivotal to British World War Two tank development and retailed second-hand for over £200.

“The books are signed by David Fletcher and due to arrive to backers in a special-edition box. Backers’ names will also feature in the acknowledgments section.”

Following the great achievement of the first republished David Fletcher book, The Tank Museum republished another iconic title: Tiger! The Tiger Tank: A British View.

David Fletcher with the book Tiger!
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First published in 1986, it is an essential yet often missing part of every Tiger Tank enthusiasts’ bookshelf. Within a week of the republished title launching, the number of pre-orders far surpassed expectations, selling 1000 copies in the first week.

In July, The Tank Museum released a further three titles, as part of a special collector’s boxed edition, Landships, War Cars & Mechanised Force.

Landships and War Cars will be merged into one title, creating a comprehensive history of British armor in the First World War.

David Fletcher publications
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Mechanised Force is also set for reprint, describing and illustrating the history of the British tank arm from 1919 to 1939.

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The first 500 pre-orders will receive a special collector’s pack with a certificate signed by the author, David Fletcher. All pre-orders before 6th August will receive their name in the acknowledgments section.

All the publications are available to buy at the Tank Museum shop.