From the historian that brought you “Towards The Tank” and “Experimental Tanks in the First World War”, David Fletcher’s new series describes later investigations which may have inspired the first
Tanks in the First World War were very slow. There were no tank transporters so tanks had to go by train and, as the war went on, they were getting
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.
Most of the articles on this blog look at the tank from a British perspective. In the end, though, it would be the effect they had on the Germans that
The Mark IV was the main tank in service during 1917. In two short years, how did the tank used at Cambrai differ from its predecessor, Little Willie?
The third instalment in David Fletcher’s three part series examining the experimental tanks of the First World War describes such oddities as cranes, bridges, and rudimentary amphibious tanks.
While the first instalment looked at early experimental tanks, this blog post examines vehicles created as a reaction to problems tanks were encountering in combat, such as the Invicta Roller
David Fletcher’s three part series details many examples of experimental tanks created during the First World War and includes weird and wonderful vehicles otherwise lost in the mists of time.
While writing on the First World War generally focuses on the Western Front, Palestine was the site of several tank battles against Turkey.
Lieutenant-Colonel Ernest Swinton was one of the leading men in the development of the Tank Corps, going on to recruit hundreds of tank men who served in the First World