Fallen Giants: The Combat Debut of the T-35A Tank

Author(s): Francis Pulham 

ISBN: 9781781556269
£13.29 £18.99
One of history’s weirdest war machines, this is the first in-depth study of Stalin’s T-35A tank.
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  • Previously unpublished photographs of this unique fighting vehicle from both sides, including unique snaps taken from German soldiers

  • Detailed maps of the areas that T-35As were deployed and their exact location where they were lost

  • The world’s first comprehensive look at the opening days of the Great Patriotic War through Russian documents and German photographs

The Soviet T-35A is the only five-turret tank in history to enter production. With a long and proud service history on parade grounds, the T-35A was forced to adapt to the modern battlefield. Outclassed and outdated, the T-35A tried to hold its own against German invaders with terrible consequences.

Fallen Giants: The Combat Debut of the T-35A Tank gives a grim depiction of the aftermath of the goliath that was the T-35A. Very little is known of these strange vehicles bar their basic shape and photographs of parade grounds and frontline action.

For the first time, battlefield photographs have been cross-referenced with maps and documents to bring the most complete look at the T-35A in the Second World War to date. Explore the changes that were made to the design throughout the 1930s and interesting conversions often missed.

BOOK ISBN 9781781556269
FORMAT 248 x 172 mm
BINDING Paperback
PAGES 144 pages
ILLUSTRATIONS 179 black-and-white and 10 colour photographs



Francis Pulham first went to the Bovington Tank Museum when he was 12 years old. He walked away with a model of a Soviet KV-2 and was never the same again. Pulham has had a strange passion for anything Soviet ever since, and once he got his hands on a model T-35, it was love at first sight. Ever since then, he has endeavoured to bring this exiting chapter of history that is often overlooked to more people. Pulham lives in Brighton with his family and three cats, which he loves dearly.