The Battle of Cambrai was full of obstacles for the Tank Corps, not least Bourlon Wood and the shooting box.
1917 was the first full year in which British tanks saw action. It was also a crucial year, when the very survival of the tank was being considered.
The Mark II tank on display at the Tank Museum is the oldest tank in the collection, and possibly the world, that is known to have seen combat. This occurred
The anniversary of the Battle of Cambrai, the first tank battle in history, is one which is commemorated worldwide. Rebecca Skelton, an Archive Assistant at The Tank Museum, explores the
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,