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VILLERS-BRETONNEUX BEYOND THE TANKS (April 23, 2018 4:00 pm)
OPERATION MICHAEL (March 21, 2018 9:43 am)
ACTION DEBUT OF THE A7V TANK (March 20, 2018 3:08 pm)
SAVAGE RABBITS (March 8, 2018 3:38 pm)

Training & Combat

Villers-Bretonneux

TANK vs. TANK VILLERS-BRETONNEUX CENTENARY

Apr 24, 2018No Comments

100 years ago, during the First World War, tank fought tank for the first time in history, at Villers-Bretonneux on 24 April 1918. It was an engagement that foreshadowed one

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VILLERS-BRETONNEUX BEYOND THE TANKS

Apr 23, 2018No Comments

The Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux, fought on the 24th and 25th April 1918, is most famous as the site of the first tank vs tank battle in history.  However there

Whippet

ACTION DEBUT OF THE WHIPPET TANK

Mar 26, 2018No Comments

On 26 March, 1918, the Medium A Whippet tank saw it’s first battle action, when it took a mass of German infantry by surprise. Third Battalion, The Tank Corps was

Infantry in trench

OPERATION MICHAEL

Mar 21, 2018No Comments

The awaited German attack came on the morning of the 21st March 1918. Codenamed Operation Michael, it was the first of a series launched over the next few months. Michael

Tank Museum A7V

ACTION DEBUT OF THE A7V TANK

Mar 20, 2018No Comments

The first action of the German A7V tank, on 21 March 1918, is not very well known from the British side. Probably because most of those in action against them

SAVAGE RABBITS

Mar 08, 20181 Comment

In early 1918 the Allies awaited a German attack.  Defeating it would be a practical military challenge for the entire British Army, but it also posed a more existential problem

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TANK NUMBERS

Jan 12, 20184 Comments

Like all military and civilian vehicles before and since, First World War British tanks were given unique registration, or serial, numbers.  Beginning with number ‘1’ would have allowed the Germans

Deborah at Cambrai

THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: THE LEGACY OF THE BA...

Dec 12, 2017No Comments

After the Battle of Cambrai, what lessons were learned by both the Allied and German troops? How did the affects of a battle which is seen as a draw influence

Bourlon village Battle of Cambrai

THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: THE GERMAN COUNTER-A...

Dec 05, 2017No Comments

The Battle of Cambrai had begun at 6:20am on the 20th November with a stunning advance, spearheaded by tanks and supported by new artillery techniques, but within a few days

Grappling hooks

ATTACKING THE HINDENBURG LINE: THE GRAPPLIN...

Dec 05, 2017No Comments

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