Author(s): Jack Livesey
Contains a history of armoured fighting vehicles from the beginning of the 20th century through to the generation of lighter, faster and more agile AFVs. The author highlights the varied roles AFVs have played, as well as how these adaptable vehicles have evolved and developed over time.
Jack Livesy love of armoured fighting vehicles was sparked off by a visit to the Imperial War Museum in London at the age of twelve. In his twenty years in the British Army, most of them spent with the Parachute Regiment, he not only learned to drive them but also trained as a specialist in Soviet military vehicles. Now retired from the Army, Jack works part-time for the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, which has the largest collection of Soviet military vehicles in Britain and a comprehensive collection of British military vehicles. In his spare time he is a freelance military historian, giving talks and lectures on AFVs and taking part in television programmes.