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
This delicate collection of German postcards, including a Christmas Card, date from the First World War.
An major obstacle on the way to Cambrai was the St Quentin Canal which the British attempted to cross at Masnieres. It was not a success.
Another failed objective during Cambrai was Bourlon Village where ten British tanks were taken out of action.
The Battle of Cambrai (20 November 1917) is always deemed to have been a British success, this is true, up to a point, although it had its setbacks. The earliest
One of the adaptations added during the Battle of Cambrai was the fascine, enabling tanks to cross deliberately widened trenches.
During November 1917 preparations for the Battle of Cambrai were well underway. Each battalion of the Tank Corps recorded day to day events in their War Diaries.
During November 1917 preparations for the Battle of Cambrai were well underway. Each battalion of the Tank Corps recorded day to day events in War Diaries.
The Battle of Cambrai holds a special place in the history of armoured warfare as the first mass tank attack, and one of the most successful of the First World
The Battle of Cambrai was full of obstacles for the Tank Corps, not least Bourlon Wood and the shooting box.