World War: Tanks in Battle

In 1936 a civilian wrote:

"The big new factor in the next war will be the motor. . . . Now, just as an airplane covers in an hour a distance which could be covered 25 years ago only by 20 days of marching, just so a mechanized army passing the frontier . . . can penetrate 40 leagues in the enemy country if it overcomes the obstacles it finds on the way. . . .

"What limits the power of a fleet is not the number of men, it is the number of ships. What...

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