While historians mainly concentrate on the tank’s use in the First World War, building the Mark IV is an equally fascinating journey.
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.
1917 was the first full year in which British tanks saw action. It was also a crucial year, when the very survival of the tank was being considered.
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?
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
The first Mark IV tanks arrived in France in late April 1917, and were issued to units in May.
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
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.
While writing on the First World War generally focuses on the Western Front, Palestine was the site of several tank battles against Turkey.