In August 1917, the new Tank Corps had to prove their worth. This was done by the taking of Cockcroft – a German pillbox – during Third Ypres.
While historians mainly concentrate on the tank’s use in the First World War, building the Mark IV is an equally fascinating journey.
The tank was not the only tracked vehicle to be developed during the First World War. In this duo of articles, David Fletcher discusses the development and usage of the
The Great War Channel’s, Indy Neidell visited The Tank Museum to choose his top 5 favourite tanks – inevitably they were all First World War vehicles. See more from the
The tank was not the only tracked vehicle to be developed during the First World War. In this article, David Fletcher discusses the production and service history of the gun
The battle known as Third Ypres was intended, among other things, to recapture the Belgian coast and bottle up the marauding U-Boats. This part of the plan was known as
Although Operation Hush never took place, considerable effort went into solving problems which would have been incurred by the tanks.
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
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?