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TO THE FORE WITH THE TANKS! (August 20, 2018 10:56 am)
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Cambrai donation map

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

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

Battle of Hamel

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

Renault FT-17s_Victory Parade Paris

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

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VILLERS-BRETONNEUX BEYOND THE TANKS

Apr 23, 2018No Comments

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

Whippet

ACTION DEBUT OF THE WHIPPET TANK

Mar 26, 2018No Comments

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

Tank Museum A7V

ACTION DEBUT OF THE A7V TANK

Mar 20, 2018No Comments

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

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TANK NUMBERS

Jan 12, 20184 Comments

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

Hotblack Christmas Card

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ELLIOT HOTBLACK

Dec 13, 2017No Comments

Despite the hostilities, festive greetings did not stop for war and, while it is fast approaching a century since this Tank Corps Christmas Card was originally sent, it remains in

6 pounder tank armament

TANK ARMAMENT IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR

Oct 06, 2017No Comments

While tanks gave the infantry a huge amount of protection, tank armament was also key in their development during the First World War.