Headline posts
THE LESSONS OF HAMEL (August 1, 2018 3:41 pm)
VICTORIA CROSS: RICHARD ANNESLEY WEST (July 24, 2018 12:17 pm)
MARK V BATTLE DEBUT (July 2, 2018 1:03 pm)

Training & Combat

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

tank-numbers-header

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

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, 20171 Comment

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.