Ernest Swinton was a British author and military officer who lived from 1868 to 1951. He is best known for his contributions to military strategy and technology, particularly in the field of tanks. Swinton served in the Boer War and World War I, and his experiences on the battlefield informed much of his writing. He was also a prolific author of fiction and nonfiction, with works ranging from science fiction to military history. Swinton’s influence on the genre of military writing cannot be overstated, as he was one of the first to explore the potential of tanks and other modern weapons in warfare. Notable works include “The Defence of Duffer’s Drift” and “Eyewitness: Being Personal Reminiscences of Certain Phases of the Great War.”

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