Operation Michael, the first attack of the German Spring Offensive, had been a devastating blow for the Allies, especially British Fifth Army. They had been forced to retreat up to
The Second Battle of Villers-Bretonneux, fought on the 24th and 25th April 1918, is most famous as the site of the first tank vs tank battle in history. However there
The long-expected German Attack began at 4:40am on the 21st March 1918, falling on the British Fifth and Third Armies.
On 26 March, 1918, the Medium A Whippet tank saw it’s first battle action, when it took a mass of German infantry by surprise. Third Battalion, The Tank Corps was
The awaited German attack came on the morning of the 21st March 1918. Codenamed Operation Michael, it was the first of a series launched over the next few months. Michael
The first action of the German A7V tank, on 21 March 1918, is not very well known from the British side. Probably because most of those in action against them
In early 1918 the Allies awaited a German attack. Defeating it would be a practical military challenge for the entire British Army, but it also posed a more existential problem
Looking back from 2018, we know that the First World War ended with an Allied victory in November 1918. However back then, as 1917 ended and the New Year dawned,
Like all military and civilian vehicles before and since, First World War British tanks were given unique registration, or serial, numbers. Beginning with number ‘1’ would have allowed the Germans
This delicate collection of German postcards, including a Christmas Card, date from the First World War.