On the 18th January 1918 the first Mark V tank was driven out of the Metropolitan Carriage, Wagon and Finance Company factory in Birmingham. Just 10 weeks later in early
The Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux, fought on the 24th and 25th April 1918, is most famous as the site of the first tank vs tank battle in history. However there
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
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
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
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,
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.