Friday 28 February 2020

Seven Years of Tank Archives

The seventh year of running this blog has come to an end. Last year I started with an exciting announcement: I was writing my first book! It was published in October of 2019 in the UK, and recently also became available in the US and Canada. The response so far has been excellent, including an incredibly favourable review from the German Tank Museum in Munster and Tank and AFV News. I also recorded two more videos of my own with Military History Visualized: one on the effect of the Spanish Civil War on Soviet tank development, and one on the top 3 most grievous errors in the T-34 Wikipedia article. As always, there's a lot more general banter than just the primary topic of the video.

Speaking of YouTube, I launched my own channel! So far there are about 30 videos of various military reenactments I've been to over the years. This doesn't only include tanks and other AFVs: artillery, boats, and cavalry make an appearance too. Winter is not good reenactment season, so there hasn't been new content in a while, but it will come!

To commemorate the launch of my book, I participated in an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on the Ask Historians Subreddit, where I answered a few dozen questions about the T-34 and Soviet tanks in general.

The Twitter account is also going strong. In addition to posting links to the most recent articles here, I also post about tank related events that took place on the day in the past and post document snippets and images that don't warrant a full blog post. By now I have 4116 followers, a pretty good jump from last year. 

Finally, Warspot, the site where I get a lot of my materials from, launched an English version It's slowly being filled up with my translations, but there is quite a bit of original content as well. No translations yet of my Russian language articles, but we'll see where that goes.

That's all for now. No exciting announcements to coincide with the update this year, but stay tuned: there's a lot coming in the next few months!


  1. Congratulations and thank you for all the work you've done. I have learned a lot by reading your work.

  2. I have read innumerable articles from this website, and constantly use it as a reference. Thank you so much for all the great insights you provide from a front so hard to get sources for.

  3. Congratulations. I read your blog every day and I really appreciate the effort you do to bring the documentations you translate to a wider audience. Keep up the good work!