Headline posts
TANK CAMOUFLAGE IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR (September 22, 2017 12:55 pm)
USING PETROL IN FIRST WORLD WAR TANKS (September 1, 2017 2:32 pm)
TRAPPED: THE STORY OF FRAY BENTOS (August 21, 2017 3:01 pm)
VICTORIA CROSS WINNER CECIL SEWELL (August 21, 2017 10:40 am)
THE COCKCROFT (August 18, 2017 1:20 pm)

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Infantry at Passchendaele

THE BATTLE OF PASSCHENDAELE – INTO BA...

Jul 27, 2017No Comments

Third Ypres, or Passchendaele, was a controversial battle at the time and has remained so ever since.  Disagreement exists over whether it should have been fought at all, over the

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GERMAN RESPONSES TO THE TANK

Jul 12, 2017No Comments

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

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FROM LITTLE WILLIE TO MARK IV

Jun 16, 2017No Comments

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? 

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THE BATTLE OF MESSINES: 7 – 14 JUNE 1917

Jun 09, 2017No Comments

In mid-1917 the Germans held the high ground of the Messines Ridge in Flanders. It overlooked British positions in the Ypres Salient, meaning preparations for any British attack in this

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EXPERIMENTAL FIRST WORLD WAR TANKS – ...

May 26, 2017No Comments

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. 

Tanks at Aberdeen Proving Ground

FRENCH FIRST WORLD WAR TANKS

May 24, 2017No Comments

The Renault FT is by far the most well-known French tank of the First World War, but it was not the first Char d’Assaut used by the French Army.

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EXPERIMENTAL FIRST WORLD WAR TANKS – ...

May 19, 2017No Comments

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

Experimental Mark IV

EXPERIMENTAL FIRST WORLD WAR TANKS – ...

May 12, 20171 Comment

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.

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CAPTAIN HERBERT ROBERT CHICK MC

May 03, 20171 Comment

On 3rd May 1917, one of the bloodiest days for British soldiers during the First World War, 2nd Lt. Chick commanded tank number 785 into battle. Enlistment Herbert Cicognani was

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TANK MEN: HENRY ARCHIBALD SMITH

Apr 20, 2017No Comments

Not all of the men in the Tank Men exhibition survived the First World War. Archibald Smith, one of the first gunners, was killed in August 1918