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St Quentin Canal

THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: ST QUENTIN CANAL

Nov 23, 2017No Comments

An major obstacle on the way to Cambrai was the St Quentin Canal which the British attempted to cross at Masnieres. It was not a success. 

Captured guns Graincourt

THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: GRAINCOURT

Nov 22, 2017No Comments

Pride of place at the entrance to the Tank Men Exhibition is the Graincourt gun – captured by Albert Baker during Cambrai. This is its story. 

Cambrai documentary

CAMBRAI: THE TANK CORPS STORY

Nov 22, 2017No Comments

100 years on from the Battle of Cambrai, The Tank Museum presents a documentary on the moment the Tank Corps delivered one of the greatest advances of the First World

Wain's tank Cambrai

RICHARD WAIN AT CAMBRAI

Nov 20, 20171 Comment

Richard William Leslie Wain was the second of four Tank Corps soldiers to be awarded the Victoria Cross during the First World War. 

Bourlon Village

THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: BOURLON VILLAGE

Nov 17, 2017No Comments

Another failed objective during Cambrai was Bourlon Village where ten British tanks were taken out of action. 

Flesquières Ridge

THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: FLESQUIÈRES RIDGE

Nov 16, 2017No Comments

The Battle of Cambrai (20 November 1917) is always deemed to have been a British success, this is true, up to a point, although it had its setbacks. The earliest

Hilda Elle's tank

THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: HUGH ELLES

Nov 16, 2017No Comments

Hugh Elles, the officer commanding the Tank Corps in France, and his role at Cambrai set a precedent for tank commanders that remains to this day. 

Cambrai Documentary 3

CAMBRAI: THE TANK CORPS STORY PART 3/3

Nov 16, 2017No Comments

100 years on from the Battle of Cambrai, The Tank Museum presents a 3 part documentary on the moment the Tank Corps delivered one of the greatest advances of the

fascine tank Cambrai

THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: THE FASCINE

Nov 15, 20171 Comment

One of the adaptations added during the Battle of Cambrai was the fascine, enabling tanks to cross deliberately widened trenches. 

War Diaries 17-19 November

TANK CORPS WAR DIARIES: 17-19 NOVEMBER 1917

Nov 14, 2017No Comments

During November 1917 preparations for the Battle of Cambrai were well underway. Each battalion of the Tank Corps recorded day to day events in War Diaries.