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THE FORMATION OF THE TANK CORPS (July 26, 2017 10:43 am)
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David Fletcher

MARK IV TANK IN CAMBRAI

NAMING DEBORAH – MARK IV TANK IN CAMB...

Feb 16, 2016No Comments

In 1998 Philippe Gorczynski from Cambrai found a Mark IV tank (female) buried beneath a field in the village of Flesquiéres, on the Cambrai battlefield. The tank was badly damaged

D51 DEBORAH

D51 DEBORAH – MARK IV TANK

Feb 16, 20161 Comment

Try this experiment; ask any ten people you know whether they have heard of the Battle of Cambrai. Provided those concerned are not serving or past Royal Tank Regiment soldiers,

Rolls Royce Abbeville

ARMOURED CARS ON THE SOMME

Feb 16, 2016No Comments

We hear quite bit about the first use of tanks on the Somme in September 1916, and we’re going to hear a lot more over the next two years, but

A typical group of Rolls-Royces in the Middle East, three at least with the upper panels of the turrets removed to reduce the heat. Each car was equipped with a single Vickers machine-gun.

ARMOURED CARS IN ACTION

Feb 16, 20161 Comment

I understand, at least I have been told, that there is a discussion going on, on one of these on-line chat rooms that deals in such things, about the first

Little Willie

DAVID FLETCHER – LITTLE WILLIE

Feb 16, 2016No Comments

While it is undoubtedly the oldest surviving tank in the world Little Willie was only ever a prototype, it was the only one of its kind ever built.