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
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 tested the Tank Corps in various ways, but also encouraged experimentation and innovation. This article discusses the development and usage of wire-pulling tanks.
Did the Hornsby tracklayer, a steam-powered tracked vehicle, lead to the development of tanks?
The oldest item in The Tank Museum is the Hornsby tracklayer or tractor, Little Caterpillar – a steam-powered tracked vehicle
The Battle of Cambrai was full of obstacles for the Tank Corps, not least Bourlon Wood and the shooting box.
The tank was not the only tracked vehicle to be developed during the First World War. In this duo of articles, David Fletcher discusses the development and usage of the
The tank was not the only tracked vehicle to be developed during the First World War. In this article, David Fletcher discusses the production and service history of the gun
The battle known as Third Ypres was intended, among other things, to recapture the Belgian coast and bottle up the marauding U-Boats. This part of the plan was known as
Although Operation Hush never took place, considerable effort went into solving problems which would have been incurred by the tanks.