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Deborah at Cambrai

THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: THE LEGACY OF THE BA...

Dec 12, 2017No Comments

After the Battle of Cambrai, what lessons were learned by both the Allied and German troops? How did the affects of a battle which is seen as a draw influence

Bourlon village Battle of Cambrai

THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: THE GERMAN COUNTER-A...

Dec 05, 2017No Comments

The Battle of Cambrai had begun at 6:20am on the 20th November with a stunning advance, spearheaded by tanks and supported by new artillery techniques, but within a few days

St Quentin Canal

THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: ST QUENTIN CANAL

Nov 23, 2017No Comments

An major obstacle on the way to Cambrai was the St Quentin Canal which the British attempted to cross at Masnieres. It was not a success. 

Captured guns Graincourt

THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: GRAINCOURT

Nov 22, 2017No Comments

Pride of place at the entrance to the Tank Men Exhibition is the Graincourt gun – captured by Albert Baker during Cambrai. This is its story. 

Wain's tank Cambrai

RICHARD WAIN AT CAMBRAI

Nov 20, 20171 Comment

Richard William Leslie Wain was the second of four Tank Corps soldiers to be awarded the Victoria Cross during the First World War. 

Bourlon Village

THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: BOURLON VILLAGE

Nov 17, 2017No Comments

Another failed objective during Cambrai was Bourlon Village where ten British tanks were taken out of action. 

Flesquières Ridge

THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: FLESQUIÈRES RIDGE

Nov 16, 2017No Comments

The Battle of Cambrai (20 November 1917) is always deemed to have been a British success, this is true, up to a point, although it had its setbacks. The earliest

Hilda Elle's tank

THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: HUGH ELLES

Nov 16, 2017No Comments

Hugh Elles, the officer commanding the Tank Corps in France, and his role at Cambrai set a precedent for tank commanders that remains to this day. 

fascine tank Cambrai

THE BATTLE OF CAMBRAI: THE FASCINE

Nov 15, 20171 Comment

One of the adaptations added during the Battle of Cambrai was the fascine, enabling tanks to cross deliberately widened trenches. 

Cambrai reunion dinner 1921

BATTLE OF CAMBRAI REUNION DINNER

Nov 14, 2017No Comments

The 20th November 2017 marks a hundred years since the Battle of Cambrai. To commemorate the event, and to remember those who lost their lives, the Officers of the Tank