During November 1917 preparations for the Battle of Cambrai were well underway. Each battalion of the Tank Corps recorded day to day events in their War Diary.
The Battle of Cambrai holds a special place in the history of armoured warfare as the first mass tank attack, and one of the most successful of the First World
Cambrai tested the Tank Corps in various ways, but also encouraged experimentation and innovation. This article discusses the development and usage of wire-pulling tanks.
Did the Hornsby tracklayer, a steam-powered tracked vehicle, lead to the development of tanks?
The oldest item in The Tank Museum is the Hornsby tracklayer or tractor, Little Caterpillar – a steam-powered tracked vehicle
The Battle of Cambrai was full of obstacles for the Tank Corps, not least Bourlon Wood and the shooting box.
While tanks gave the infantry a huge amount of protection, tank armament was also key in their development during the First World War.
On the 4th October 1917 the first Victoria Cross to be awarded to a member of the Tank Corps was earned by Clement Robertson, a 26 year old Captain in
Tank camouflage is a constantly changing art, depending on landscape, climate and season, among other issues. This article examines the development of tank camouflage during the First World War.
For all their impressive power, tanks won’t work without fuel, which in the First World War meant petrol. This post takes a look at how this petrol was stored and