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THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: ST QUENTIN CANAL (November 23, 2017 2:17 pm)
THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: GRAINCOURT (November 22, 2017 3:33 pm)
CAMBRAI: THE TANK CORPS STORY (November 22, 2017 10:20 am)
RICHARD WAIN AT CAMBRAI (November 20, 2017 11:12 am)
THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: BOURLON VILLAGE (November 17, 2017 11:45 am)

Training & Combat

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

Find out more about First World War tanks and beyond in the books below.

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. 

Wain's tank Cambrai

RICHARD WAIN AT CAMBRAI

Nov 20, 2017No Comments

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. 

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.

Mark IV tanks train

TANK CORPS WAR DIARIES: 13-16 NOVEMBER 1917

Nov 13, 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 their War Diaries.