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Training & Combat

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. 

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TANK CORPS WAR DIARIES: 7-12 NOVEMBER 1917

Nov 10, 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. 

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THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: ORIGINS PART II

Nov 08, 2017No Comments

The Battle of Cambrai holds a special place in the history of armoured warfare as the first mass tank attack, and one of the most successful of the First World

TANK CORPS WAR DIARIES: 1-6 NOVEMBER 1917

Nov 08, 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 Diary.

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THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: ORIGINS PART I

Nov 03, 2017No Comments

The Battle of Cambrai holds a special place in the history of armoured warfare as the first mass tank attack, and one of the most successful of the First World

THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: WIRE-PULLING TANKS

Oct 31, 2017No Comments

Cambrai tested the Tank Corps in various ways, but also encouraged experimentation and innovation. This article discusses the development and usage of wire-pulling tanks. 

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THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: THE SHOOTING BOX

Oct 18, 2017No Comments

The Battle of Cambrai was full of obstacles for the Tank Corps, not least Bourlon Wood and the shooting box. 

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FIRST TANK CORPS VICTORIA CROSS

Oct 03, 20171 Comment

On the 4th October 1917 the first Victoria Cross to be awarded to a member of the Tank Corps was earned by Clement Robertson, a 26 year old Captain in

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TRAPPED: THE STORY OF FRAY BENTOS

Aug 21, 2017No Comments

Tank F41, named Fray Bentos, was a male Mark IV, number 2329. In August 1917 the nine man crew experienced the longest tank action of the First World War.

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THE COCKCROFT

Aug 18, 2017No Comments

In August 1917, the new Tank Corps had to prove their worth. This was done by the taking of Cockcroft – a German pillbox – during Third Ypres.