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ACTION DEBUT OF THE WHIPPET TANK

Mar 26, 2018No Comments

On 26 March, 1918, the Medium A Whippet tank saw it’s first battle action, when it took a mass of German infantry by surprise. Third Battalion, The Tank Corps was

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OPERATION MICHAEL

Mar 21, 2018No Comments

The awaited German attack came on the morning of the 21st March 1918. Codenamed Operation Michael, it was the first of a series launched over the next few months. Michael

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ACTION DEBUT OF THE A7V TANK

Mar 20, 2018No Comments

The first action of the German A7V tank, on 21 March 1918, is not very well known from the British side. Probably because most of those in action against them

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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

The Western Front in January 1918

THE SITUATION IN 1918

Feb 16, 20182 Comments

Looking back from 2018, we know that the First World War ended with an Allied victory in November 1918.  However back then, as 1917 ended and the New Year dawned,

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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

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GLUCKLICHES WEIHNACHTSFEST

Dec 14, 2017No Comments

This delicate collection of German postcards, including a Christmas Card, date from the First World War.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ELLIOT HOTBLACK

Dec 13, 2017No Comments

Despite the hostilities, festive greetings did not stop for war and, while it is fast approaching a century since this Tank Corps Christmas Card was originally sent, it remains in

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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

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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