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TO THE FORE WITH THE TANKS! (August 20, 2018 10:56 am)
THE LESSONS OF HAMEL (August 1, 2018 3:41 pm)
VICTORIA CROSS: RICHARD ANNESLEY WEST (July 24, 2018 12:17 pm)

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BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: NEW DONATION

Nov 20, 2018No Comments

The Battle of Cambrai took place on 20th November 1917 and holds a special place in the history of armoured warfare as the first mass tank attack, and one of

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TO THE FORE WITH THE TANKS!

Aug 20, 2018No Comments

During our Amiens event, the Archive received a number of donations from visitors, including this copy of the children’s story ‘To the Fore with the Tanks!’ by Percy F Westerman.

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THE BATTLE OF AMIENS – PART TWO ̵...

Aug 17, 2018No Comments

This article looks at the course of the Battle of Amiens. Read about the extensive preparation for this pivotal battle here. All the planning and preparation for the Battle of

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THE BATTLE OF AMIENS – PART ONE ̵...

Aug 14, 20181 Comment

The Battle of Amiens began on the 8th August 1918 and lasted until the 11th. It was a stunning success for the Allies and marked the beginning of the Hundred

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THE LESSONS OF HAMEL

Aug 01, 2018No Comments

The Battle of Hamel, fought on the morning of the 4th July 1918, was a highly successful attack and an important victory for the British Expeditionary Force. All the day’s objectives

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VICTORIA CROSS: RICHARD ANNESLEY WEST

Jul 24, 2018No Comments

“Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.” Inscription from Richard Annesley West’s gravestone. Richard Annesley West was a career soldier

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MARK V BATTLE DEBUT

Jul 02, 20182 Comments

For the Tank Corps the Battle of Hamel was one of the most important 90 minutes of the First World War. Fought on the morning of the 4th July 1918

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MARK V* TANK

Jun 04, 2018No Comments

The Mark V* tank was created for one purpose – its extra length. For all its advances and improvements over the Mark IV, the new Mark V tank that began to

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MARK V TANK

Jun 01, 2018No Comments

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

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THE RENAULT FT – DEVELOPMENT AND COMB...

May 29, 2018No Comments

On the 31st May 1918 the Renault FT was used in action for the first time at Ploissy-Chazelle, southwest of Soissons. The 501st Regiment d’Artillery Speciale used 31 tanks to