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VILLERS-BRETONNEUX BEYOND THE TANKS (April 23, 2018 4:00 pm)
OPERATION MICHAEL (March 21, 2018 9:43 am)
ACTION DEBUT OF THE A7V TANK (March 20, 2018 3:08 pm)
SAVAGE RABBITS (March 8, 2018 3:38 pm)

Training & Combat

SPONSONS

Apr 22, 20162 Comments

Sponsons were built separately from tanks, not necessarily by the company that built the actual tanks.

Bombproof Roof

THE BOMBPROOF ROOF

Apr 22, 20161 Comment

This framework of wood and wire-netting (chicken wire the Americans call it) was devised as a means to prevent enemy stick grenades from lodging on the roof of the tank.

bbc world war one uncut tanks

BBC WORLD WAR ONE UNCUT – TANKS

Mar 31, 2016No Comments

Historian Dan Snow presents this bite size history of the tank in the First World War, filmed on location at The Tank Museum.

THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI

Feb 23, 20161 Comment

At 6.20am, on 20th November 1917, a surprise attack by the British Army created a major break in the German lines to commence the Battle of Cambrai.

Siegfried with crew

A7V: THE FIRST PANZER

Feb 16, 20161 Comment

The British Mk I tank was unleashed during the Battle of The Somme in September 1916 – but the Germans were much slower to develop an armoured fighting vehicle of their