The Tank Museum has produced a book that is essential reading for anyone involved in family history wishing to trace ancestors in the various British tank regiments.
In 1915 the First Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill, created a Landships Committee to tackle the problems of trench warfare.
The Tank Museum is marking the centenary year of the first tank attack in history with a new exhibition titled `TANK MEN` focussing on pioneering tank soldiers.
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.
In 1998 Philippe Gorczynski from Cambrai found a Mark IV tank (female) buried beneath a field in the village of Flesquiéres, on the Cambrai battlefield. The tank was badly damaged
Try this experiment; ask any ten people you know whether they have heard of the Battle of Cambrai. Provided those concerned are not serving or past Royal Tank Regiment soldiers,
We hear quite bit about the first use of tanks on the Somme in September 1916, and we’re going to hear a lot more over the next two years, but
I understand, at least I have been told, that there is a discussion going on, on one of these on-line chat rooms that deals in such things, about the first
The name A7V is an abbreviation of the organisation within the German War Department that created it: `Allgemeines Kreigsdepartment 7. Abteilung Verkehrswessen` (General War Department 7 Branch, Transportation)
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