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Mark V_7th Battalion_January 1919

MARK V TANK

Jun 01, 2018No Comments

On the 18th January 1918 the first Mark V tank was driven out of the Metropolitan Carriage, Wagon and Finance Company factory in Birmingham.  Just 10 weeks later in early

messines may 1917

OPERATION GEORGETTE

May 25, 2018No Comments

Operation Michael, the first attack of the German Spring Offensive, had been a devastating blow for the Allies, especially British Fifth Army.  They had been forced to retreat up to

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

German attack

TANKS & THEIR CREWS IN THE GERMAN ATTA...

Apr 16, 2018No Comments

The long-expected German Attack began at 4:40am on the 21st March 1918, falling on the British Fifth and Third Armies. 

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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

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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