Black's History Week


Tank warfare - its past and future

Ep. 11

How has the tank revolutionised warfare in the century since it was first deployed in 1916 and how has military strategy adapted to take account of opponents' real or perceived tank strengths and tactics? And with the increased deployment of rockets and drones, is the age of the main battle tank now passing in favour of lighter, more nimble, armour?

In this podcast, Professor Jeremy Black, author of Tank Warfare, talks to The Critic's political editor, Graham Stewart, about the century of the tank.

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Image: Soviet tanks, Russian Front, WWII (Photo by The Dmitri Baltermants Collection/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images)

Music: Radetzky March by Human Symphony Orchestra (

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