Headline posts
THE FORMATION OF THE TANK CORPS (July 26, 2017 10:43 am)
EARLY EXPERIMENTS: PART I (July 21, 2017 12:36 pm)
GERMAN RESPONSES TO THE TANK (July 12, 2017 8:53 am)

Latest News

tank-corps-cover

THE FORMATION OF THE TANK CORPS

Jul 26, 2017No Comments

The Tank Corps was formed on 27th July 1917, and its new cap badge was approved by King George V on the 11th September.  The badge chosen was one of

Soldiers carrying supplies forwards

THE BATTLE OF PASSCHENDAELE – BACKGRO...

Jul 26, 2017No Comments

The German invasion in August 1914 led to the conquest of almost all of Belgium.  The only exception was the area around the town of Ypres, where a desperate British,

the-fowler-armoured-road-train-banner

EARLY EXPERIMENTS: PART I

Jul 21, 2017No Comments

From the historian that brought you “Towards The Tank” and “Experimental Tanks in the First World War”, David Fletcher’s new series describes later investigations which may have inspired the first

2

TANKS ON TRAINS IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR

Jul 19, 2017No Comments

Tanks in the First World War were very slow. There were no tank transporters so tanks had to go by train and, as the war went on, they were getting

mark-iv

1917: THE CRUCIAL YEAR FOR THE TANKS

Jul 14, 2017No Comments

1917 was the first full year in which British tanks saw action. It was also a crucial year, when the very survival of the tank was being considered.

German beside captured tank

GERMAN RESPONSES TO THE TANK

Jul 12, 2017No Comments

Most of the articles on this blog look at the tank from a British perspective.  In the end, though, it would be the effect they had on the Germans that

cover-photo

FROM LITTLE WILLIE TO MARK IV

Jun 16, 2017No Comments

The Mark IV was the main tank in service during 1917. In two short years, how did the tank used at Cambrai differ from its predecessor, Little Willie? 

messines-cover

THE BATTLE OF MESSINES: 7 – 14 JUNE 1917

Jun 09, 2017No Comments

In mid-1917 the Germans held the high ground of the Messines Ridge in Flanders. It overlooked British positions in the Ypres Salient, meaning preparations for any British attack in this

F4 at Bovington

THE NEW MARK IV TANK

Jun 06, 2017No Comments

The first Mark IV tanks arrived in France in late April 1917, and were issued to units in May.

exp-tanks-3-featured-image

EXPERIMENTAL FIRST WORLD WAR TANKS – ...

May 26, 2017No Comments

The third instalment in David Fletcher’s three part series examining the experimental tanks of the First World War describes such oddities as cranes, bridges, and rudimentary amphibious tanks.