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RICHARD WAIN AT CAMBRAI (November 20, 2017 11:12 am)
THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: FLESQUIÈRES RIDGE (November 16, 2017 3:03 pm)
THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: HUGH ELLES (November 16, 2017 1:08 pm)
THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: THE FASCINE (November 15, 2017 3:40 pm)
TANK CORPS WAR DIARIES: 17-19 NOVEMBER 1917 (November 14, 2017 2:56 pm)

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THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: FLESQUIÈRES RIDGE

Nov 16, 2017No Comments

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

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THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: THE FASCINE

Nov 15, 20171 Comment

One of the adaptations added during the Battle of Cambrai was the fascine, enabling tanks to cross deliberately widened trenches. 

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TANK CORPS WAR DIARIES: 13-16 NOVEMBER 1917

Nov 13, 2017No Comments

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. 

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TANK CORPS WAR DIARIES: 7-12 NOVEMBER 1917

Nov 10, 2017No Comments

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. 

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THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: ORIGINS PART II

Nov 08, 2017No Comments

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

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THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: THE SHOOTING BOX

Oct 18, 2017No Comments

The Battle of Cambrai was full of obstacles for the Tank Corps, not least Bourlon Wood and the shooting box. 

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TANK ARMAMENT IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR

Oct 06, 2017No Comments

While tanks gave the infantry a huge amount of protection, tank armament was also key in their development during the First World War.

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FIRST TANK CORPS VICTORIA CROSS

Oct 03, 2017No Comments

On the 4th October 1917 the first Victoria Cross to be awarded to a member of the Tank Corps was earned by Clement Robertson, a 26 year old Captain in

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TANK CAMOUFLAGE IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR

Sep 22, 20171 Comment

Tank camouflage is a constantly changing art, depending on landscape, climate and season, among other issues. This article examines the development of tank camouflage during the First World War. 

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USING PETROL IN FIRST WORLD WAR TANKS

Sep 01, 2017No Comments

For all their impressive power, tanks won’t work without fuel, which in the First World War meant petrol. This post takes a look at how this petrol was stored and