The German invasion in August 1914 led to the conquest of almost all of Belgium. The only exception was the area around the town of Ypres, where a desperate British,
1917 was the first full year in which British tanks saw action. It was also a crucial year, when the very survival of the tank was being considered.
Most of the articles on this blog look at the tank from a British perspective. In the end, though, it would be the effect they had on the Germans that
In mid-1917 the Germans held the high ground of the Messines Ridge in Flanders. It overlooked British positions in the Ypres Salient, meaning preparations for any British attack in this
On 3rd May 1917, one of the bloodiest days for British soldiers during the First World War, 2nd Lt. Chick commanded tank number 785 into battle. Enlistment Herbert Cicognani was
At the Tank Museum, mentioning the Battle of Arras is likely to bring to mind the tank attack on the 21st May 1940 rather than the much larger and far
While writing on the First World War generally focuses on the Western Front, Palestine was the site of several tank battles against Turkey.
The fighting in Egypt and Palestine during the First World War is often overlooked. However, this year marks the centenary of the Palestine Tank Detachment, whose members fought and died
For many years it was widely believed that the eight tanks that fought in Gaza
Lieutenant-Colonel Ernest Swinton was one of the leading men in the development of the Tank Corps, going on to recruit hundreds of tank men who served in the First World